Bronze sculpture of Steve Jobs to be cast in Budapest

Bronze sculpture of Steve Jobs to be cast in Budapest
Hungarian software company, Graphisoft, wants to immortalize the famous mock turtleneck by erecting a bronze sculpture of the late Steve Jobs in the capital city of Budapest.

Gabor Bojar, Graphisoft’s founder, met Jobs at an information technology trade show in 1984. His company was presenting a three-dimensional design program called ArchiCAD on Apple’s Lisa computer. Jobs ended up offering funding to the company and assisted Bojar with distribution of his software.

Hungarian sculptor, Erno Toth, is creating the sculpture. The piece is almost 7 feet tall and weighs approximately 485 pounds. Toth’s project shows Jobs in a mock turtleneck, jeans and sneakers, with rounded glasses and well-trimmed stubble. The sculpture shows Jobs with one arm outstretched and the other holding an iPhone. The memorial plaque that accompanies the statue will be shaped like an iPad and read, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

The statue will be displayed in Graphisoft Park, which is home to several high-tech businesses in Budapest, Hungary.

source: Times of India via SlashGear

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9 Comments

1. jacko unregistered

omg its just a guy ffs there are people in the world better to make a bronze sculpture of all this for a guy that stole ideas and called them his own btw first

6. FromOSN

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

THANK YOU!! smh. some people just dont have lifes. Apple is a good company but what was the 1st touch screen phone? Palm Only innovative thing apple came out was the icloud and itunes Apple fan boys can give me a thumbs down all you want on here but i proved my case!

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Oh, the irony of it all...

3. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Well he touched on A LOT of companies in the tech world. I wouldn't be surprised to see many more effigies in the next few years.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Really? WTF? This is what we commemorate? A CEO of a tech company that made cell phones? (and Yes, i would say this if it was Andy Rubin too) Not only is apple a religion, it now has its idols. Obviously the world is lacking for real heros to look up to, that we now look up to the heros of consumerism. yaaaay. Sorry, those guys that go rushing into fires to save people, or dive into bullets to keep other from getting hurt... those guys deserve our recognition and admiration.... not guys that sit on board meetings trying to find new ways for us to spend money while trampling on human rights to save a buck. Anyone who thinks that this is appropriate needs a wake up call.

7. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

We live on strange times, I'll tell you that. Apple starts to look more and more like a religion.

5. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

As much as I hate the notion of this statue, it is an attention grabber for the artist. That's all. Its for for his means.

8. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I think you hit the spot right there. He probably thought: "How can I turn all the spotlights to myself?" And Jobs is the main talk nowadays.

9. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Any of those policemen or firefighters who died on 9/11 or died trying to save a life are worthier of a statue. Man, just comparing someone who enters a building collapsing to save a life against someone who was a douche almost his entire life just sickens me.

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