Steve Jobs statue unveiled ahead of installation at Apple’s Cupertino HQ

“Fittingly revealed on his birthday, a bust of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade on Monday, with the art piece bound for the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.,” AppleInsider reports.

“A scaled down model of the final obelisk design was unveiled on Monday by famed sculptor Dragan Radenović, reports Netokracija,” AppleInsider reports. “The work, which was selected in a contest with over 10,000 entries, incorporates a bust of Jobs’ head mounted on a pillar.”

“Sprouting from the sides of the pillar feature are Cyrillic letters and the numbers 1 and 0, representing the binary numeral system,” AppleInsider reports. “According to Radenović, Apple management appreciated the imperfections of the piece over more computer-centric design entries.”

Steve Jobs statue - by Dragan Radenović
Steve Jobs statue – by Dragan Radenović

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    1. I would have favored Steve in his “pondering” pose – hand on chin. Also, I believe that inspiration should have been drawn from his Stanford commencement address. Steve admired the beauty of calligraphy. Place the bust on a calligraphic “SJ” and let others drawn their own conclusions. If you want to get clever, subtly blend the Apple logo into the calligraphy.

    2. You are 100% right.
      Gross. What a disappointment. Garbage. The head is elongated, angry and nasty looking. And the concept is lousy. I have a 4 year design degree, many working years of design experience along with Apple tech support, so I am fully certified to give that opinion. 🙂

  1. For someone who valued design so much that he went to great extents to make even the insides of a computer beautiful, they really have chosen a horrible design. What a shame.

  2. Reminds me of an anorexic alien or some time-warped, reconstituted regeneration error!
    Sheesh. Not pretty to look at. Does not convey good, happy, proud, thoughts & feelings; especially none about design.
    I don’t think Steve would have liked it.
    If this was picked from over 10,000 entries, I can’t imagine what the others looked like!

        1. He is expressing his freedom of speech in a way that is appropriate for him. While your suggestion may certainly be a valid one for an individual it would lead to a dull monopolistic social herd mentality and a stifling the English language.

          There is a whole musical field know that has incorporated the word you find so shocking and go on about in such a pedantic fashion it is reminiscent of those who used to dictate and censor others. As a result of the creative efforts of those artists and musicians they have raised the level of that word so that the common man can use it at forums like this.

          The world is moving forward, your suggestion to someone to used “noble language” is presumptuous snobbery and arrogance as it presumes that you use language nobly and I dare say you do not but that’s just an educated guess.

          His language is appropriate for this forum. You have the choice acknowledge that and move on or consequently maintain your course and believe me if you do 313c7ro there will be consequences to your pedantic drivel, one of which will be a plethora of grotesque foul vicious and depraved words emanating from yours truly and directed you way. Think about that carefully, instead of having one person using the word, you’ll now have two and one as a direct result of your behavior at this site. I’ll make sure the community knows about this when they complain about it, and believe me they will.

          You also have the choice, but I doubt you have the intestinal fortitude, depth of character or backbone to acknowledge that the language in the post used is indeed appropriate for this forum and you would be well advised to leave well enough alone.

          That’s just a suggestion though. I do wish to make that very very clear. You have your own free will and are allowed to use and explore as you wish. You can use kindness along with noble language and inspire others to do so and the greatness will come from that. You can use criticism along with noble language and attempt to coerce others to do so and the greatness will come from that.

          Only one of those options has any heart. I’ll leave you to figure out which one.

          Good day to you sir.

          1. Wow! Over-react much? One short sentence, with no obscenity, name-calling or insult (the preferred modes of, just for an example, botvinnik) and you give him this tirade — AND engage in personal insult and threatening. Pathetic.

            1. That certainly appears to be the case if one considers this an isolated incident. It is not however. There was a time no that long ago where 3l3c7ro would engage in his diatribe ad nauseum towards many at this community.

              That is why I gave him this tirade, as a reminder. Insofar as a threat, none intended, just pointing out a consequence of his action. I consider a threat to refer to bodily harm, and not such threat was intended or made.

              You may find me and my post pathetic, that’s fine, it’s a far better thing to be pathetic than to attempt to stifle one’s freedom of speech. I find that particularly grotesque.

            2. “it’s a far better thing to be pathetic than to attempt to stifle one’s freedom of speech.”

              That is illogical.

              How can someone stifle freedom of speech by engaging in freedom of speech? He is expressing what he thinks about how someone else writes. That doesn’t stifle anything. He has an absolutely equal right to say what he thinks as botvinnik has to make the original statement. And you have an equal right to dislike it. And I have an equal right to say I think you’re being illogical.

              One right that is not being exercised is MDN’s right to delete obscene and verbally violent posts. Freedom of speech does not mean everyone is OBLIGED to publish said (crap) speech.

            3. “it’s a far better thing to be pathetic than to attempt to stifle one’s freedom of speech.”

              That is illogical.

              Of course it is illogical. I am expressing a feeling, an opinion that is empathic. Thank you for pointing out the obvious.

              Once again 3l3c7ro’s comment “It is possible to lift the level of comments to a more noble height.” taken as a question gives the answer of yes. As a recommendation it is well valid point. As a continued a sustain diatribe it becomes stifling. 3l3c7ro and I have had many an exchange on that topic.

              Everyone has the right to say what they think, and MDN has a right to let obscene and verbally violent posts remain. You are correct that Freedom of speech does not mean everyone is (and I won’t yell here) obliged to publish said (crap) speech. So you have the freedom of putting forth another one of your said (crap) speeches but you are not obliged to do so. Either way MDN won’t prevent you, that’s up to you.

            4. “As a continued a sustain diatribe it becomes stifling. 3l3c7ro and I have had many an exchange on that topic.”

              So you don’t find the sustained name-calling, personal insult, and obscenity-laden vitriolic nastiness engaged in by the few to be stifling? But 3l3c7ro commenting on it is?

            5. I do not find in this particular instance that botvinnik engaged in a sustained name-calling, personal insulting and obscenity-laden vitriolic nastiness stiffling. He made a comment about the sculpture and that was it. Over all yes I do find that he engages that way but that’s him, his expression of free will. I give him a wide berth as a result. I’ve pointed out to 3l3c7ro that I don’t engage in dialogue with botvinnik much. Mind you I’ve had one pleasant exchange with him, go figure.

              I also do not find taken as a singular post 3l3c7ro stifling. I’ve explained it to you before that I’ve discussed this with him before as he can go on and on a lot about it. That’s what I find stifling.

              3l3c7ro and I may disagree on a lot of things but he will engage in sensible conversation at times and I can respect that. I cannot say the same for botvinnik as I have not talked with him much.

              I do hope this answers your question.

          2. Thank you for your thoughtful words and clean language. I support your thoughts about artistic expression but disagree with the idea that any expression is valid art. I believe that art’s purpose is to elevate man’s spirit and not debase it. The language you used it appropriate to intelligently discuss topics here. Your threat to use rough language does not suit you and your noble character. I will continue to request that people elevate their rough language to polite standards and will lament your choice to feel that you are forced to use foul language as a result.

            1. You are welcome, and I’m glad you appreciate that. I support your believe about art’s purpose, to elevate man’s spirit and not to debase it. However, I believe that the freedom of expression to use so called foul language is an appropriate reaction to the historical (notably) sexual repression that has existed and still exists to this day. It is possibly a driving force to the use of such language in modern day music, as a shock and as an exploration to a new found freedom.

              Being shocked and reacting to such language to me only encourages the sustained use of vile language because it is providing attention to it. Personally I think it would be more effective to leave it alone and lead by example.

              To the case in point, botvinnik who uses such language liberally is getting a lot of attention by his post, initiated by your request to elevate his language. In the parlance of our times essentially you are feeding the troll.

              Alternatively you could have ignored his post and instead made a comment like so many others have. That would have given no attention whatsoever to botvinnik and over time that lack of attention would have challenged him to change his approach, for one thing that humans tend to strive for is attention. It is a lack of discernment of the quality of attention that sometimes leads to the conclusion “he beats me therefore he loves me.” It’s a very strange approach, at least to me but I do know that it is one that many operate by.

              I have no qualms about you requesting people to elevate their language, at least once, but a sustained approach, especially to posters like botvinnik is futile, and can actually fuel his types of posts (i.e. oh 3l3c7ro gets perturbed when I use the “F” word and that’s attention for me so I’m going to persist in using it). It is that sustained approach you use, to the point of being pedantic that evokes a response from me. Just so you know where I am coming from.

              You’ll note that I rarely interact with botvinnik, perhaps a couple of times. As a result, he’s never really had an issue with me.

              Thank you for your insightful reply, and again enjoy your day.

            2. Your talent for situational analysis is impressive. It works amazingly well in a disjointed forum like this. Electro is quite the white knight, something I appreciate in its purity. Botvinnik is an evil genius. His remark ought not to have been subject to Electro’s scalpel, for in this case it was exactly what Steve Jobs might say, as opposed to turning in his grave — the characterization was accurate, in other words.

            3. Hey hannahjs, been reading some lovely stuff from you recently. Was not impressed when someone called you girlie but methinks you’ll recover from the ordeal.

              I perceive 3l3c7ro as someone aspiring to be a benevolent dictator. I think botvinnik’s post below, indicating that he is actually, quoting Jobs puts a much needed perspective situation to the exchange.

              Steve Jobs is recognized as many as being a genius, and he used the F word. I have no idea what his reaction would be to someone, say another employee coming up to Jobs and saying to him “It is possible to lift the level of comments to a more noble height.” but I see two things happening as a result.

              1. Steve Jobs would have agreed and would have never sworn again and used only the most eloquent language and the world would have never known the iPad, iPhone and so on.

              2. There would have been an echoing of the quote. “Are you trying to ruin my fucking freedom of speech?”

              Lovely to cross paths again with you hannahjs, a pleasure as always.

          1. “Do you EVER know what you’re talking about?”

            How AMAZING, considering the huge number of your posts that involve pissy insults, nastiness and obscenity that he thought that post was more of the same.

  3. Seems kind of cold to me. Very Eastern European. It’s like one of those Stalin statues. I’m not sold and I’m surprised this is what was chosen from all the entries.

    It would have been cool if they picked the top ten and allowed the public or a group of Steve’s closest confidants from over the years to choose.

    Of course that’s my opinion. One man’s garbage, is another’s art.

      1. Your incessant use of obscenity, insult and name calling adds nothing of value here.
        It merely demonstrates, over and over (unfortunately for us), your fundamental character.

        1. I had the same reaction to Current’s above comment (except substitute high for drunk. But didn’t type it. But, art beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So I think Current should take this statue home with him/her. Will make a great coat rack. Just put something over the Steve head right away or it will float around the house at 3am and scare the shit out of you.

  4. Yeah, I’m trying to like it, but I can’t say that I do. Hell… I’m even one of those card carrying pink-o, way ‘out there’, blue iPhone C toting, like all over the map, no meat eating, tree hugging, skinny jean and chucks wearing hipsters… and I still can’t get on board with this thing. Maybe the full scale version will wow me, but I doubt it.

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