Behold, the Steve Jobs memorial statue that has Twitter users buzzing

27 Feb 2014

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Consumer tech giant Apple has taken the wraps off a statue to memorialise its co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, and reaction on microblogging site Twitter hasn’t been pretty.

Management at Apple chose Serbian sculptor Dragan Radenovic's creation out of more than 10,000 entries, The Register reported.

Radenovic said Apple's senior vice-president of design, Jony Ive, contacted him himself to say he enjoyed the imperfections of the piece, which features Jobs' head perched at the top of a column that's adorned with the Latin letter A (for Apple), as well as the Cyrillic letters "æ" [Э] and sha "Ш", and the binary numbers zero and one.

A scale model of the statue is heading to the consumer tech giant, and, if approved, a full-scale model between 3 metres and 4.8 metres in height will sit on Apple's Cupertino, California, campus.

The sculpture was first unveiled on Tuesday in Belgrade, on what would have been Jobs' 59th birthday:

Steve Jobs statue

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Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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