The latest cover of The New Yorker, which depicts St. Peter greeting Steve Jobs at the pearly gates, is causing quite a stir. Commenters on magazine’s website have called the image “disrespectful” (among other things), chiefly because Jobs was a Buddhist.
A commenter named Gilbertmerom writes:
“It is well known that Mr. Jobs was a Zen Buddhist. This is deeply, deeply disrespectful. I’m sure that everybody involved meant well, but please reconsider publishing this cover.”
There are more interesting opinions on BoingBoing.net. One commenter asks: “Wasn’t it Moses who had the tablets?”
Another commenter may have nailed it: “It’s got people talkin’. Marketing 101, son!”