“Wiping away tears from his eyes as he took the podium, Michael Foulkes, Apple’s senior manager for state and local government affairs, accepted an award Saturday on behalf of the late Steve Jobs, reminding the crowd that Jobs hated awards,” Anne Ernst and Crystal Tai report for Palo Alto Patch. “‘I forgot I was going to see a video of Steve, which is always hard to see,’ Foulkes said. ‘So, thank you Chamber of Commerce for this award. Steve hated awards, especially awards about him so I’m going to be very quick.'”

“The City of Cupertino’s tribute video to Steve Jobs played just before Foulkes stepped up to accept the 2012 President’s Award from the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 2012 STAR Award banquet,” Ernst and Tai report. “‘We all miss him so much here, but, um, he believed that technology was a mental bicycle and that’s all it was; nothing more, nothing less. It should make each of us be better than we are. He always followed that and the company still follows that, and hopefully will follow it for generations to come. So Steve lives in all of us. Those who worked with him miss him dearly but he lives in our hearts. All of you who have a device at home or in your pockets, hopefully that is your mental bicycle and make you be a better person than you are,’ Foulkes said.”

More in the full article, including video and photos, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]