Wednesday was a sad day for many in the tech world, due to Apple founder Steve Jobs' passing at the age of 56. It didn't necessarily come as a surprise, because Jobs had been fighting a well-publicized battle with pancreatic cancer for several years, but the tragic news led to a widespread outpouring of grief and rememberances both online and off.
YCN helped Yahoo! celebrate the life and career of the tech pioneer with a collection of memories and reflections from our contributors, all focusing on the role Jobs played in contributors' own technology use. The roundup was featured on the Yahoo! front page last night as part of their obituary package, and made later appearances on both Yahoo! News and Yahoo! Finance.
Yesterday wasn't a happy news day, to be sure, but this package is yet another example of how the YCN community contributes to Yahoo!'s coverage of breaking news events. We are proud to have played a role in remembering a truly visionary leader and iconic figure in the technology world. Our thoughts remain with the family of Steve Jobs as they grieve the loss of a remarkable individual.