Steve Jobs' Figurine that Never Was and His Technology Wits
According to a report, citing Steve Jobs as a genius, great inventor and visionary, a toy company named In Icons decided to honor the late Steve Jobs by making an action figure of the Apple's co-founder and former CEO.
The figurine, which measures 12-inches tall, looks very life-like, at least for the head part which has superb detail, from the beard and eyes to the rimless eyeglasses and white hair. The figurine also features Steve Jobs on his black turtleneck and blue jeans. According to In Icons, fans already pre-ordered the iconic figurine and the company was in the process of production, but it got halted, due to Steve Jobs family not liking the whole idea of it.
On January 15, 2012, In Icons issued an announcement on its website apologizing to its customers and Steve Jobs' family.
Meanwhile, as a tribute to Steve Jobs who is no longer with us, here's a compilation of significant and unforgettable techy words that he's made that left some resounding bits and echoes to all the Apple employees, the Apple patrons, his fans, and to the tech industry as well. Some of his greatest memorable technology-related words of wisdom are the following:
On an interview in 1994 on Apple's work on the Macintosh -
"Picasso had a saying: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. I think part of what made the Macintosh great was the people working on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."
In his Stanford University commencement exercise address six years ago -
"I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life."
In an Apple shareholder meeting 13 years ago -
"Nobody has tried to swallow us since I've been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste."Continued on the next page