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Steve Jobs gets honored with a Virgin America airliner

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Steve Jobs gets honored with a Virgin America airliner
Ever since the beloved Apple CEO has passed, various companies and individuals have sought out ways to honor him. We’ve seen things from a bronze sculpture in Budapest to a creepy Steve Jobs action figure. That latest in Jobs dedications comes from Virgin America.

The airline company has adorned the quote, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” on the fuselage of an Airbus A320 as a tribute to the late Steve Jobs. Abby Lunardini, a spokesperson for Virgin, said that an employee participating in an internal plane naming competition suggested the tribute idea and the accompanying quote.

Virgin feels that it is similar to Jobs in the fact that it has been a leader in bringing technology to flight, particularly in the form on its onboard Wi-Fi.

"The idea behind Virgin America was to reinvent the travel experience by thinking differently about design and service--we are known for the tech-forward amenities we offer onboard," Lunardini said.

Steve Jobs gets honored with a Virgin America airliner

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 23 Jan 2012, 22:44 4

1. oueighteen95 (Posts: 26; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

I am so SICK of everybody and everything putting Steve Jobs on this enormously high pedestal. Dennis Ritchie, look that name up and tell me who should have been honored more.

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 22:56 1

2. Droid800 (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

Steve Jobs. Dennis Ritchie may be a name that those in technology circles may know, but Steve Jobs' contribution to the democratization and advancement of technology goes beyond anything that Ritchie did.

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 23:03 4

3. oueighteen95 (Posts: 26; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

Whatever, given Jobs did contribute alot to technology, Ritchie developed the C programming language and the Unix OS which is used in pretty much EVERYTHING.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 15:11

6. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

he was easier to look up to when he was younger

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 00:44

4. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I would have named it "Thermonuclear".

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 01:48 2

5. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

Seriously he is dead please stop with all this crap I hate when society feels we should honor someone when they are dead do it when they are alive then let them rest in piece dammit. I appreciate whatever he has done for the tech world but I have only bought ipods from apple and that was on a student discount other than that i dont buy apple lets move on to ppl who are alive thank you

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 21:48

7. stealthd (unregistered)

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