The New Yorker cartoon depicts Steve Jobs in heaven. Disrespectful or funny?

The illustration touches a nerve among readers who say it went against the Apple co-founder’s religious beliefs.

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The latest cover of The New Yorker featuring Steve Jobs, a Buddhist, being greeted at the pearly gates by St. Peter (who is handily using an iPad) is causing quite a stir. Reader comments on the magazine’s site include:

CMedney writes: “Oh, so this is face time!”

Gilbertmerom posts: “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.”

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