What We'd Like Steve Jobs to Do Before He Dies

Leaked obit of Apple's still-living founder inspires wish list
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 29, 2008 11:35 AM CDT
Still-living Steve Jobs trips on a lighting lead in the lobby of the EMI record company headquarters in London, Monday April 2, 2007.    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – No word from Steve Jobs on whether he made it through all 17 pages of his own obituary, published prematurely by Bloomberg on Wednesday, but news organizations all over have been having fun at Bloomberg's expense. Forbes went one step farther last night, posting a list of the five things the mag would like the Apple co-founder to create before he actually does die. 

Inspired by the fact that, unlike the Apple guru, Dave Freeman, the author of 100 Things to Do Before You Die, did die this week, the list included a tablet computer, a TV, a remote control, a digital book, and the personal computer, all over again. The pre-written obit, inspired by speculation  Jobs is suffering a recurrence of  pancreatic cancer, was only posted on Bloomberg briefly, but a spy slipped a copy to Gawker to share with all comers.