The statue was commissioned by Graphisoft, a software company who claims that it has Apple roots going all the way back way to the ’80s after Steve Jobs accidentally stumbled across the company’s first version of ArchiCAD software at the 1984 CeBIT in good, old Germany, and as such, as RegHardware points out,that the company decided to honor the world’s greatest marketing genius for its after it gave it:
“……… 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,” according to the company’s founder and chairman Gabor Bojar.”
However, Steve’s new Budapest statue isn’t the only honor that Apple’s recently deceased CEO, and co-founder, is to about receive, because as the above report mentions, as do many others, Mr. Jobs is also about to receive another posthumously award, this time in the form of a special life-time Grammy. As the Inquirer.net reports, the Grammy award is given out by the recording industry:
“…….. to people who offer an outstanding contribution to the industry in a non-performing role, but a number of the other recipients worked directly in the music industry as composers, producers and sound engineers, and many of them also recorded songs of their own.”
There can be no doubt, Steve Jobs and Apple have done a lot in helping the recording industry by its ground-breaking iTunes and iPod, which has also been recognized by many as saving the industry from illegal down loaders, and by making digital downloads not only legal, but profitable, as well, to the industry as a whole.
I can only hope that Steve is now looking down and smiling at these two honors, honors that many believe is long over due.
Steve Jobs Statue photo via: Reghardware