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Steve Jobs Exhibit on Display at U.S. Patent Office Museum


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week opened a new exhibit honoring Steve Jobs at its museum in Alexandria, Virginia. Located in the atrium of the office's Madison Building headquarters, the free museum offers interactive exhibits, a portrait gallery and a theater.


The Steve Jobs exhibit consists of 30 giant iPhone-like display panels, most of which display the front pages from over 300 patent and trademark filings that bear Jobs' name as inventor or co-inventor. The remaining panels offer a brief description of the exhibit and photos of Jobs.
“This exhibit commemorates the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos. “His patents and trademarks provide a striking example of the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace.”

Located in the atrium of the Madison Building, the exhibit features more than 300 of the patents that bear the name of the iconic innovator along with many of the trademarks that have given Apple its instantly recognizable identity around the world. The display gives insight into the visionary commitment Jobs gave to each of the products and designs he influenced during his time with Apple, the company he co-founded at the age of 21 with his friend and fellow computer enthusiast Steve Wozniak.
The Steve Jobs exhibit at the USPTO Museum runs through January 15, 2012.

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36 months ago
The guy's dead, get over it world. If they put this much effort into meaningful ventures such as war memorials and exhibitions, visitors might get their priorities straight and realise whats most important.
Rating: 89 Votes
36 months ago

The guy's dead, get over it world.


Yeah.

The Lincoln Memorial. Mount Rushmore. Displays of van Gogh and other museum showings paying homage. The Holocaust Museum ("get over it world"?). On and on and on and on.

You're young, aren't you?
Rating: 45 Votes
36 months ago
Looks like a barrier to keep Samsung lawyers out.
Rating: 24 Votes
36 months ago

The guy's dead, get over it world.


Thank you for that incredibly valuable contribution to the forums.
Rating: 23 Votes
36 months ago
I wanted a bigger iPhone screen but that's ridiculous ;)
Rating: 20 Votes
36 months ago

The guy's dead, get over it world. If they put this much effort into meaningful ventures such as war memorials and exhibitions, visitors might get their priorities straight and realise whats most important.


1) This is the Patent Office museum. Uh... They supposed to have war memorials there?
2) There was more effort put into this than there was the Vietnam or WW2 memorials? Uh... what?
3) We can't do memorials for dead people without comments like this? A few have already been pointed out. In addition... can you believe how stupid it is that in New Jersey, we have an ENTIRE MUSEUM dedicated to Edison? I mean, come on... shouldn't his old lab have been turned into a war memorial?

It takes a special kind of idiot to prove it to us so clearly in 1 sentence.


(related... WHY IN THE WORLD is there a PUBLICLY FUNDED museum in the US Patent Office at all??? We're $15 TRILLION in debt. Isn't it about time we make some decisions as to what the government does with the money it confiscates from me after I have earned it?)
Rating: 13 Votes
36 months ago
Wow that's cool, I wish I didn't live so far from the exhibit.
Rating: 10 Votes
36 months ago

It's cool, but I'm thinking it's probably not a good use of public money at a time when the US Government is going through a very public and painful debt crisis and tens of millions of Americans are out of work.

Let's work on cutting federal spending and fixing the economy before commissioning the next expensive Steve Jobs memorial display at the Department of Education, OK?


http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=13902799&postcount=28

In simple English. The Museum is run by a private nonprofit organization.
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago
That's pretty cool.

Of course, there will be the usual "experts" on the forum who say it's terrible and uncreative.

Can we see some of what you guys have done??
Rating: 8 Votes
36 months ago
dude even pwned the patent office.

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Yeah.

The Lincoln Memorial. Mount Rushmore. Displays of van Gogh and other museum showings paying homage. The Holocaust Museum ("get over it world"?). On and on and on and on.

You're young, aren't you?


You did not just compare this to the Holocaust memorial. Please tell me i need to clean my glasses.

EDIT: sorry missed your point as you didnt quote the whole statement. I talke it back.
Rating: 7 Votes

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