On the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs death, online auction site eBid (http://www.ebid.net) is hosting a one-of-a-kind tribute to the Apple creator – a specially customized MacBook Pro Retina, with a starting price of 9,500 Euros (appx. $12,300 USD). Three copies were created by Dutch laptop customizers Uncover (http://www.uncovermac.com) – all top-of-the-line machines (2.7GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB memory, 768GB solid state drive) featuring a profile of Jobs created by Hong Kong artist Jonathan Mak in place of the familiar glowing Apple logo on back of the case. The bottoms of the laptops are etched with an inspirational quote from Jobs. The auction ends Tuesday, October 9.
The auction may be viewed here
All proceeds from this auction will be split between the charity Get It Done (http://getitdone.org/) and a fund set up with at SellanApp (http://sellanapp.com/), a crowdfunding site dedicated to creating iOS apps that have value for society.
The bottom of the laptop is a laser-inscribed with a quote from Steve Jobs:
“When you grow up you, tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”
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