Steve Jobs to be remembered with statue in Hungary

December 11, 2011
Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth works on a bronze statue of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in his foundry in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The statue will be inaugurated in the Graphisoft Park, Budapest, Dec. 21. (AP Photo/MTI,Zsolt Szigetvary)

(AP) -- In the Hungarian capital, Steve Jobs has been cast in bronze.

Graphisoft, a Hungarian , will unveil a bronze statue commemorating the co-founder of Apple on Dec. 21 in recognition of his leadership and vision, and appreciation for Jobs' support of the fledgeling firm while was still under communist rule.

Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth's statue depicts Jobs with all his trademark characteristics - a mock turtleneck, jeans and sneakers, round glasses and well-trimmed stubble.

The nearly 7-foot-tall statue weighing 220 kilograms (485 pounds) will be placed in Graphisoft Park, a Budapest complex home to several high-tech businesses.

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1 / 5 (1) Dec 11, 2011
Praise the Jobe. Praise the coming and going of him.
Dec 11, 2011
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1 / 5 (1) Dec 12, 2011
Next. Some small island nation will light large bone fires and dance around in grass skirts chanting to the great volcano god named Jobs.
1 / 5 (1) Dec 12, 2011
Next. Some small island nation will light large bone fires and dance around in grass skirts chanting to the great volcano god named Jobs.
It's actually quite symptomatic, the big men of Western word are praised in satellite countries, rather than at the places of their origin. The Hungary feels threatened with Russia (most of oil and gas is imported from there) and it inclines to American style of life in more iconic way, than large Western countries. For poor Hungarians the Steve Job is a symbol of wealthiness and freedom. Analogously, the Baltic countries or Serbia declare their affinity to western style of life in proclamative way. It's sorta analogy of dipole polarization or dark matter effect. From the dual reason the rich Germany is rather dismissive to the Jobs heritage and Apple company as a whole.
5 / 5 (1) Dec 12, 2011
I hear there is still some space for new heads on Easter Island...

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