Steve Jobs Is Getting a Stamp

We're totally iMessaging people to tell them to expect the letter
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2014 1:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Steve Jobs loved keeping his products under wraps, so he'd probably be annoyed that word has leaked a year early that the US Postal Service plans to immortalize him on a stamp*. A document obtained by the Washington Post reveals the USPS' stamp plans through 2016. The list includes Wilt Chamberlain, Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Carson, and the cast of Peanuts, among others.

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The original Post story doesn't even mention the Jobs stamp, which is listed in the "collectible" category for 2015. But The Verge noticed it, and points out that the selection is sort of ironic, given that "many of his creations reduced the need to send physical mail."

*For those of you under 20, a stamp is a sticker used to send physical messages known as "letters." They are used today mostly to send rent checks and Christmas cards. (Read more stamps stories.)

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