The current issue of The Economist continues an irreverent tradition
What is it about Apple's (AAPL) CEO that inspires art directors to reach for their Bible?
Case in point: The cover of the Jan. 30 issue of The Economist, in which Steve Jobs appears as Jesus and Moses combined -- wearing a halo and carrying a tablet computer.
We've always thought of Jobs as all-too-mortal -- more Prometheus than Zeus. (See Steve Jobs, chained to a rock.)
But if the editors of Britain's leading weekly business magazine prefer to think of him as their Lord and Savior, they have plenty of company.
Below the fold, a collection of tasteless Steve Jobs iconography. If we've missed any important examples, send us the links and we'll add them to the mix.
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Apple's CEO tops two polls in one week. Will no one rid us of these meddlesome lists?
Last Thursday, Oct. 8, an Agenda Setters panel named Steve Jobs the most influential individual in the global technology industry, ahead of Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and Barack Obama, President of the United States.
Four days later, a survey of 1,000 tweens and teens ages 12 to 17 picked Steve MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 14, 2009 7:11 AM ET
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