APPLE GADGET FANS can kick in to pay for the construction of a gigantic statue of Steve Jobs through the Indiegogo crowdfunding website.
Jobs passed away from cancer in 2011, but since then his influence has still been seen in Apple's designs, so much so that the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S have been credited to him. Some people want to make sure that he will always be remembered and would like to erect a huge - think Statue of Liberty proportions - statue of the late Apple co-founder.
"Steve Jobs once said he wanted to 'leave a dent in the universe'. He lived up to that and had an immense impact during his lifetime. Whether the mark he made becomes indelible remains to those who are still around. We are the bearers of his legacy," they said on their Indiegogo fundraising webpage.
"This statue will act as a reminder for the preservation of a memory worth remembering."
There are tiered investments and a fund raising goal of $50,000. Currently the plan has raised $75. It does have another 60 days to run.
Should you want to invest in the gigantic statue of Steve Jobs, you can cough up as little as $1. For that you get a name check. Donations scale up and for $100 include a copy of Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.
$200 will get you a Jobs style polo shirt, while $666, the original cost of the first Macintosh, will give donors the chance to provide input on the design of the statue. The top punt costs $1,995 and will get you a spot at a VIP statue unveiling party.
The fundraisers don't have any experience in statue erection, but apparently are very keen on getting one put up in the San Francisco Bay area.
"We can't say that we have extensive prior statue building experience. We're just huge Steve Jobs fans. We'll work with experts to make this happen," they said.
"We are young entrepreneurs living in San Francisco. Steve Jobs is a role model for us. We admire the work he did, and the life he lived." µ
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