Originally Posted by mstone
I don't get the Cyrillic letters.
The sculptor is Serbian, I believe the other characters are the numbers 0 and 1 in Cyrillic (it's a 1 on the left anyway):
I think the top of the statue looks ok, it could have used some wireframe glasses though - perhaps they can use an actual pair of Steve's glasses. Hand-made metal sculptures are going to be a bit rough - they'd have to machine it out of aluminium to get it smooth. If they don't want to see the base, all they have to do is build a cabinet around the base and have the top showing through and it'll be fine. It has to be weighted at the bottom to not fall over.
I quite like that they want to have reminders of Steve. It could promote some of what he didn't want to happen e.g:
"I want to make this clear. I saw what happened when Walt Disney passed away. People looked around, and they kept asking what Walt would have done. The business was paralyzed, and people just sat around in meetings and talked about what Walt would have done. I never want you to ask what I would have done. Just do what's right."
but without any reminders, they might be inclined to see Apple as just a company like any other and stray too far away from what makes Apple unique. The occasional reminder and quotes I think helps maintain a good balance between understanding they have their own freedom as to how they should run the business and that they don't forget what their motivation should be in doing it.