Steve Jobs memorial statue unveiled in Budapest

Memorials of all types have been dedicated to the late Steve Jobs. Regardless of whether you liked him or not, he brought innovation to Apple and to the technology world in general. Now according to TechCrunch, the first statue has been erected in his memory.

The statue has been unveiled not at the Apple Campus, but in Budapest, Hungary. It is made completely of bronze and stands near the entrance of Graphisoft's headquarters. Graphisoft is an architecural software company. If you look at the statue, Jobs seems to be presenting a new product. Some say he is waving as he was known to do when exiting the stage after a presentation.

The statue was commissioned by Graphisoft founder Gabor Bojar. It was sculpted by the Hungarian sculptor known as Erno Toth. For those who are not familiar with Apple history, Apple and Graphisoft go way back. Jobs threw Apple support behind Graphisoft in 1984 when he took a liking to Graphisoft's ArchiCAD software.

Gabor Bojar said the following in regards to this history:

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.

More statues are sure to pop up as time catches on. Regardless of your stance on Steve Jobs , he probably will not be forgotten for a very, very long time.

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So when there were more than 10 suicides in an Apple (Foxconn) factory last year due to terrible work condition that is not exploitation of the poor but a Apple capitalism??? And in the name of profit it is acceptable so stevejobs is now a hero??? Please...

solvent said,
So when there were more than 10 suicides in an Apple (Foxconn) factory last year due to terrible work condition that is not exploitation of the poor but a Apple capitalism??? And in the name of profit it is acceptable so stevejobs is now a hero??? Please...

Because only Apple products were made there and Steve Jobs was actually on site daily making decisions right? Get a grip.

it does not really matter, he was a innovator and a great leader of innovation and technology. i recently jumped on the wagon of apple products and have made several purchases so far and i am very pleased so far. i am a long time follower of dos and windows. windows is great and what gates did or does for this is just as good.

netsendjoe said,
I wonder if its a sin to say something like "I swear to Jobs..."
Maybe it would be a sin to use Jobs name in vain?

Jobs damn you! Why would you say such a thing?

Saex_Conroy said,
im curious how will apple products and software look after steve jobs died

Exactly the same. The people that were working on the products and software before he died are still there; they're really the ones that have made Apple products what they are today. Steve Jobs was mostly a PR guy, and when you look at all the people queuing outside Apple Stores for their latest products each time, he was a damn good PR guy.

Saex_Conroy said,
im curious how will apple products and software look after steve jobs died

I'm sure Steve Jobs had his hand on the design work for the next two releases of the current products. We won't know for a few years.

MightyJordan said,

Exactly the same. The people that were working on the products and software before he died are still there; they're really the ones that have made Apple products what they are today. Steve Jobs was mostly a PR guy, and when you look at all the people queuing outside Apple Stores for their latest products each time, he was a damn good PR guy.

Well I'm pretty sure he had a hand in the concept development of most of the products since his comeback. The most important thing he did for Apple was of course leaving a great set of people in charge of the different departments, people who most likely mostly shared his views so things shouldn't be changing all that much.

MightyJordan said,

Exactly the same. The people that were working on the products and software before he died are still there; they're really the ones that have made Apple products what they are today. Steve Jobs was mostly a PR guy, and when you look at all the people queuing outside Apple Stores for their latest products each time, he was a damn good PR guy.

Well, if he was as much a control freak as has been stated repeatedly, I'm sure he had a LOT of involvement in the design process... I'm sure he has the next few generations already planned out, but after that will be really interesting... But he was a very good PR guy.

Jub Fequois said,
Jeez, people really act like he was the son of a god.

Not the Son of God, but he was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for pulling an Apple off a tree.

UndergroundWire said,

Not the Son of God, but he was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for pulling an Apple off a tree.

What a great morning-lol.

Nucleotide said,
That is one of the ugliest bloody statues I've ever seen of a person. Yuk!!

It really is. The proportions are all over the place...