Steve Jobs gets posthumous Grammy AND a bronze statue
Who knew the iSaint was part of the Staines massive?
Steve Jobs, who died in October this year, has been posthumously handed a Grammy award.
Meanwhile, a "life-like" bronze statue of the Apple co-founder has been erected in Budapest, Hungary.
Me woz born in da heart of da Staines ghetto
The Recording Academy said that Jobs was among its list of 2011's "Trustees Award honorees".
"This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture," said Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow.
"It is an honor to recognise such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry."
Some might express surprise at the fact that Jobs received a posthumous award, presumably for his efforts to punt music via Apple's iTunes store.
Others could reasonably argue that he wouldn't have accepted such an award when he was alive. It's all gravy now, however.
Returning to that spectacular statue, El Reg can report that it was commissioned by software outfit Graphisoft, which claimed to have a relationship with Apple that could be traced back to the 1980s.
It said that Jobs stumbled across the company's first version of ArchiCAD software at the 1984 CeBIT event in Germany. The world's greatest marketing genius responded by getting Apple to help out with the development and distribution of the code, said Graphisoft.
"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," added the company's founder and chairman Gabor Bojar.
However, Vulture Central can't help but think that the statue looks a bit like Jobs is doing a poor Ali G impression. Aaiii. ®
is it cause me turtleneck is black?
Can we all stop talking about Steve Jobs please? i was taught not to speak ill of the dead, but this is starting to get rather ridiculous. Let me say it one more time, in case it wasn't abundantly clear already. Steve Jobs was no saint, more the opposite if anything.
The king is dead, love live the king!
That left hand...
Looked to me like he was giving everyone two fingers at first, which would make it a very lifelike posture. Then I saw that the angle was just bad and all four were there.
On a sidebar, why has El Reg not yet reported Apple's being granted the patent on multitasking phones? I would have thought you'd be all over that.
Won't be there for long...
...not wiv da price ov scrap me'al bein' wot it iz...like..
Graphisoft are genuine
I worked to develop a building information system for a company using ArchiCAD, in the early nineties. At that time, the story of how much encouragement they had received was well known amongst ArchiCAD users. When they started, they were literally working out CAD software on paper and having it compiled outside the country.
I suspect you have to have worked closely with people from former communist countries, as I have, to understand how much this kind of support meant to them. I have no doubts that their sentiments are genuine.
If the statue had been erected in the USA, I'd be cheering on your sentiment but your cynicism is misplaced.