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By popularizing desktop and mobile computing, Steve Jobs played a key role in speeding snail mail toward obsolescence, but the U.S. Postal Service is going to honor him anyway. The late Apple co-founder will be featured on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp in 2015, according to a U.S. Postal Service list of subjects published by the Washington Post. When the stamp is issued next year, Jobs will join a handful of technologists who’ve been so honored. Among them, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.


Desktop computing was popularized by Microsoft with its Windows operating system. I'll give mobile computing to Apple although looking at the worldwide picture, one cannot ignore Android's merit in the popularizing effort.


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