Tech Crunch reports that a life-size statue of Steve Jobs has been unveiled in Budapest, Hungary. The statue captures Jobs with an iPhone in one hand and gesturing with the other as he strides across an imaginary keynote stage. It was commissioned by Gabor Bojar, the founder and chairman of Hungarian software development house Graphisoft.
The bronze statue was sculpted by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth and stands near the entrance to Graphisoft's headquarters. Bojar commissioned the statue as a tribute to Jobs, who helped the architectural software firm when it was starting up in the early 80s. Bojar was quoted as saying, "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."
The product that Graphisoft developed -- ArchiCAD -- is used by many architectural firms and is in its fifteenth version. It would be even more of a tribute to Jobs if the architects of the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino used ArchiCAD to design the huge, spaceship-like main building and campus.