Architectural software maker Graphisoft has unveiled a statue on Wednesday in Budapest, what it deems is the first bronze statue in the world of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who died Oct 5. The almost two-meters-high (6.5-foot) bronze statue, erected by Hungarian software company Graphisoft and designed and sculpted by sculptor Erno Toth, depicting Jobs wearing his trademark turtleneck jumper, jeans, sneakers and round glasses, holding onto what appears to be an iPhone, with one hand raised, all in one color.
Graphisoft wants the world to know that they appreciate everything Jobs did for them, including inspiration, but not least of all cash and computers.
Company founder Gabor Bojar met Jobs at a trade fair in Hanover in 1984, and since then, he had been grateful for the inspiration and assistance he had received from Apple.
Gabor Bojar said, “I wanted to commemorate him and his achievements in information technology and his particular contribution to the development of my company.” “Steve Jobs made technology available to the masses first over the desktop, then in our pockets”, he continued.
As it is with many people, Bojar has nothing but deference for Jobs: “We have felt his spirit every day and now it is embodied. We hope that we can deserve with our entrepreneurial culture in Hungary what this sculpture expresses as a message.”
“He left his mark,” Bojar said.
What do you think of all this statue business? Is that thing inspiring?