International news agencies have been reporting the death of a notorious tyrant and the leader of a secretive kleptomaniac society. Under his rule, millions of his people were kept in starvation and yet worshipped him as a god. They sacrificed the most basic essentials of life to promote his glorification and they took part in elaborate, disciplined displays of public adoration. From insiders there were rumours that his empire was inherently unstable and his people would one day rebel against their impoverishment and their shoddy, unreliable consumer goods.
Reports of ill-health had been in circulation for many years but today the people of North Korea were shocked to hear of the death of Steve Jobs.