“A Russian-based company called The Foundation of IT Progress has launched a competition to find the best concept for a memorial in St. Petersburg, which is considered the country’s information technology (IT) hub,” Murphy reports. “‘This can be any idea – a classical monument, stele, memorial plaque and even any kind of modern electronic installation,’ the project notes via a translated version of its website. ‘His ideas helped IT technologies become so widespread. A memorial should be installed in St. Petersburg, the memorial to this man of genius, who sped [sic] up the progress of our civilization.’”
Murphy reports, “The winner will be selected by a panel of IT professionals in St. Petersburg, as well as votes from Internet users.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’d love to see a classical bronze statue based on this photograph:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "krquet" for the heads up.]