If you try really, really hard you may just be able to detect the likeness.
You may have to remove your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them or just stare off into the middle distance…and if you are lucky you will see the likeness of Steve Jobs.
It is the world’s first life-size bronze statue of the Apple co-founder who died earlier this year and it has been erected by Hungarian architecture software company Graphisoft at their Budapest headquarters.
The statue is six and a half feet tall and was commissioned in mid-October, just days after Jobs died, by Gabor Bojar, the founder of Graphisoft, which specializes in developing software for architects.
The company said on its website:
“The statue is the first in the world honoring the late founder of Apple, who passed away on October 5.
“The relationship between GRAPHISOFT and Apple can be traced to the 1980’s, when Jobs came across the first version of GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD software at the 1984 CeBIT in Germany.
“Apple’s support included 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.”
One thing the company didn’t explain though…just what is going on with those claw-like fingers?
Does anyone have any ideas what that is all about?
Well I suppose the glasses, at least, sort of look right…and he is clutching an iPhone.