A little more than a year ago, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) co-founder and technological visionary Steve Jobs died after a long battle with cancer. In his memory, the custom laptop manufacturer UncoverMac has created three limited-edition Steve Jobs tribute laptops to be sold in a charity auction.
Uncover is known for its custom laptops, created by laser-cutting designs on the laptops’ aluminum covers, expanding the illuminated design on the back of Macbook Pros.
The three laptops are currently being auctioned by the U.K.-based eBid. At press time, the laptops are selling for €9,500 ($12,380).
"In [Steve Jobs'] honour we have crafted three MacBook Pro Retinas, based on the design by Hong Kong-based artist Jonathan Mak," Uncover said in a statement. “We’ve meticulously cut the silhouette of Jobs from the edges of the Apple logo and filled it up again with premilled plastic. And each has the beautiful but lesser known 'You can change things' quote by Steve Jobs laser-tattooed on the bottom, as a covert mantra for inspiration.”
Jobs delivered the “You can change things” quotation in a 1995 interview with the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association that was conducted before Jobs returned to Apple and while he was still with one of his other companies, NeXT Inc.
"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 to much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money," Jobs said at that time, according to Brain Pickings. "That's a very limited life. Life can be so 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."
Mak, designer of the Jobs tribute art, previously had the work go viral online soon after Jobs passed away.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.