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Steve Jobs Statue, Budapest, Hungary 
Friday 23 Dec 2011
 
Return of the Mac... 
 
© Szabolcs Dudás 
 
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11/01/12 Dan G, Villa Hills
I agree with David Wilson, and I would point out the perfect frog fingers. Maybe it is a meaning that some fingers become flat after so much typing. In the past there was a thinking of the symbolic language of the statue. This one is retarded and it is more like the monument of the victims dying of TBC.
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05/01/12 david wilson, south new berlin
As both sculpture and memorial this is abysmal. Steve Jobs himself would be depressed if he could have see it. Should we not be try to emulate his high standards in aesthetics when undertaking projects like this ?? Granted this could be a lousy photograph, but even so....
04/01/12 Rex Randell, Perth
While I don't have the same admiration for Steve Jobs in his exploitation of the poor to produce product for him to make millions or even billions, I have great respect for a man who can show determination and longevity to build an empire as he has. I see nothing wrong in commemorations being built for him or statues to exhalt the man who made their place of employment what it is today. If it had been the council or some government body building the effigy then it may be a little different but we each can build our own head stone at the grave and if by chance our property could be held in perpetuity then why not identify the person who made it happen. The effigy's stance provide for some interesting reflection.
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04/01/12 jorge javier, Querétaro
Graphisoft was perhaps, the only software company of its kind to preserve the mac-os platform before the MS-dos, is no coincidence that they had had a very close relationship with Jobs. To me, they are paying tribute to a very close friend of theirs, more than anything else. Honestly, i don't see the controversy, the statue is INSIDE the facilities of the company, this is just another excuse for people to complain about personal or corporate decisions.
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25/12/11 Yury Ignatiev, Moscow, Russia
It's quite normal for postindustrial society. Now prepare yourselves for posthumanism and welcome to hell.

P.S. usd 5,000 for a software product is too much. Deliver us from Graphisoft!
 

Editorial

Architectural software company GRAPHISOFT unveils statue of Steve Jobs 


The first statue of the late Steve Jobs has been unveiled at architectural software maker GRAPHISOFT’s Budapest technology park. Realised by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth, the bronze effigy has been created to honour the considerable relationship between Apple and GRAPHISOFT, after the charismatic Jobs discovered the ArchiCAD software in 1984 and threw the full weight of his Apple empire behind it.

GRAPHISOFT Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gabor Bojar, details: “Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when GRAPHISOFT was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary.”

Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in October this year and his death was felt by millions of Apple’s clients and business partners worldwide. The entrepreneur has since been celebrated for his creative vision and innovative business ideas yet this is the first physical memorial in his name.

CEO of GRAPHISOFT, Viktor Varkonyi, explains: “With its attention to excellence in every detail, GRAPHISOFT Park’s environment embodies the spirit of Steve Jobs. I can’t think of a better place to commemorate the man and his legacy.”

Internet responses to the new statue have been mixed, some referring to the site as ‘a place of pilgrimage’ and others suggesting that: “The world does not need statues of marketing gurus.” What do you think? Let us know in our ‘Your Comments’ section.

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