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Steve Jobs’ Likeness Immortalised In Bronze – In Hungary

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Hungarian software firm and Steve Jobs evangelist Graphisoft commemorates the man and his legacy in bronze

Hungarian architectural software maker Graphisoft has unveiled its tribute to the life and works of Steve Jobs at its campus in Budapest.

The larger than life bronze statue by sculptor Erno Toth depicts Jobs holding an iPhone in his right hand while gesturing with his left. At his feet lies an iPad with the quotation: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”.

Hero of the Information Age

According to Graphisoft founder and chairman Gabor Bojar, who commissioned the work, the bronze is the first tribute of its kind to the late founder of Apple, who passed away in October.

Graphisoft considers Steve Jobs the greatest hero of the Information Age, the company said in a recent statement. “We believe such superlatives are warranted: indeed, we cannot be entirely objective with respect to Steve Jobs because, to a large extent, Graphisoft ArchiCAD owes its global success to him. In 1984, Apple was willing to give Graphisoft a chance.”

Jobs saw the first version of company’s ArchiCAD software at the 1984 CeBIT Trade Show in Germany, according to the statement, which led him to support the fledgling company.

“Apple gave us cash and computers at a time when Graphisoft was a young company with very limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary … Even more valuable, Apple introduced us to its worldwide distribution network, which we rely upon to this day,” said Bojar.

The company believes that Jobs’ achievement goes beyond his vision. “Steve not only understood where the world was going; he shaped its future. Without him, we would be on a different course. He was a true leader whose greatest achievement lay not in what he created himself, but in what he was able to inspire his people to achieve. He found the best people and inspired them to do wonders,” said the statement.