Hungary technology company unveils Steve Jobs statue


22 Dec 2011

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The bronze statue of Steve Jobs by Erno Toth standing at the Budapest, Hungary, campus of architectural software maker Graphisoft. Photos: WebProNews

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Architectural software maker Graphisoft has unveiled what it deems is the first bronze statue in the world of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.

The company unveiled the statue by sculptor Erno Toth at its Budapest campus yesterday.

"(Jobs) was one of the greatest (personalities) in our era, that’s what we wanted to express with this sculpture here," Graphisoftchairman Gabor Bojar told Reuters, adding that Jobs gave the company computers and funding.

The statue, reportedly commissioned by Bojar, depicts Jobs walking, one arm raised up and one hand holding a device, as if he is delivering a product presentation.

The statue measure nearly 2 metres in height and weighs about 220 kilograms, according to NDTV.

An iPad-shaped tablet also made of bronze is at the foot of the statue, inscribe with a quote from Jobs: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Jobs died in Palo Alto, California, on 5 October of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumour.

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