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back to article Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN

When Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, makeshift shrines and memorial tributes popped up around the globe. Steve Jobs fountain sculpture outside the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, California Bow down and worship the Baked Apple (click to enlarge) Most of these iShrines were temporary in nature and were …

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I love satire!

...disguised as tribute art.

It is sublime.

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You do realise that he is not dead, he is just in hiding and lives next door to Elvis.

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It's true, it's all in the Loch Ness Monsters autobiography.

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WTF?

iJunk

That "work of art" is as tacky as some of those horrid seashell ornaments that granny use to buy every year at Blackpool.

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I think that's the point, don't you?

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Speechless

Really speechless

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Stylish

Even Ives couldn't have done a better job.

(Do I really need the sarcasm tags?)

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Apple; totally not a personality cult.

From the photos I've seen there are more images of Steve Jobs per square meter in California than there are of Kim Il-Sung in PyongYang.

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" images of Steve Jobs per square meter in California " If you mean for APPLE and the logo, I can see your point. But for just Jobs, there aren't that many bookstore. There is a street named for Steve Wozniak in San Jose. (Woz Way.)

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Re:images of Steve Jobs per square meter

This sounds like a suitable candidate for an El Reg unit of measurement.

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"Inverse images of Jobs per square metre"

That would be "Inverse icons of Jobs per square metre."

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Not every image of the late Mr. Jobs is actually an icon. They only become icons when they are put up in Apple Stores or other religious institutions.

Oh dear, the snark is strong upon me today.

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"Not every image of the late Mr. Jobs is actually an icon."

Could we use the measured value of IIJm2 to determine if a location is in fact a religious institution? Perhaps anything below a 5?

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"There is a street named for Steve Wozniak in San Jose. (Woz Way.)"

A one way street, I take it?

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Not that bad

C'mon people, try googling "bad public art" if you want some real pain. This one isn't even close. In fact, the tackyness only enhances the tribute. Besides, how many of us are going to get a tribute of any kind, even a tacky one? Not a whole lot. And from a non-fanboi, computer-avoider, no less!

Face it, Jobs made a big impact for better or worse, and a weird, somewhat "inaccessible" statue is pretty appropos, I think. It's certanly less evil than that hideous squared-off post-thingy hoax that was unveiled a while back.

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It's a lot better than most 'tributes' to famous people I've seen.

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I like XKCD's tribute: a spinning beach ball. "There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return."

Another interpretation I've read: "Steve Jobs is no longer responding to external events."

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