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Bulgarian School May Be Renamed to Honor Steve Jobs

The founder and former CEO of Apple passed away in early October and tributes have been pouring in ever since. Judging from the reaction alone, it's easy to see that Jobs had a huge impact on the technology industry. Now, a technical school in Bulgaria is considering renaming itself to honor the late Steve Jobs.

Novinite reports that a technical secondary school in Bulgaria is renaming their school and considering 'Steve Jobs' as the new moniker. Currently named after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the technical school, which specializes in education in the field of electronics, is coming up on its 50th birthday and feels a more modern name is in order.

Students and faculty at the school are said to be debating the name change, but Steve Jobs is one of the front runners. Though it is hard to deny the influence he's had on the consumer electronics industry, some feel it would be more appropriate to name the school after a Bulgarian scientists. According to the Pursuitist, the name "Peter Petroff," after the Bulgarian-American NASA engineer and inventor of the digital watch, is also under consideration.

  • N.Broekhuijsen
    What has the world come to?
  • -mew-
    I'm going to sound like an ahole but sure is nice seeing that a guy that donated way less then Bill Gates, used Chinese slave labor to produce his products gets such high honors for inventing a good MP3 and a good phone and an os thats basically simplified Ubuntu...
  • Scoregie
    As much as I dislike the guy he did have a hudge impact on the world.... Positive or Negative.
    So go ahead vote so they get Steve's name just remember he wasnt the only great techy.
  • jezus53
    Scoregie...just remember he wasnt the only great techy.
    That's the problem, everyone thinks he is the only great one. All he did was make his products hip and popular. They were never over the top "OH MY SWEET LORD YOU HAVE CREATED A MIRACLE" devices that everyone made them out to be.
  • thehelix
    Without Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) we would have:
    No iProducts
    No over expensive laptops

    Without Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 12, 2011) we would have:
    No Windows
    No Unix
    No C
    No Programs
    A large setback in computing
    No Generic-text Languages.
    We would all read in Binary..

    They died in the same year and the same month but it seems only few notice the death of Dennis Ritchie compared to Steve Jobs.
  • molo9000
    -mew-a guy that donated way less then Bill GatesI don't get why people are so hung up on how much billionaires give to charity.

    Bill Gates surely has very good intentions and he is a great philanthropist, but the fact of the matter is that nobody, who is that rich, has to sacrifice even a single Ferrari, mansion or private jet even if he gave 90% of his wealth to charity.

    -mew-an os thats basically simplified Ubuntu...
    Mac OS X is not Linux.
  • While I agree that Ritchie is much more important to the tech industry than Steve Jobs ever is, Apple is not the first nor the only company to make "over expensive laptops"...
  • de5_Roy
    imo naming after peter petroff would be better than steve jobs which will be better than current VILe. :P
    if they settle of jobs' name, they might also want to consider these alternatives:
    "the technical school for kids who want to do tech stuff and build overpriced products for stuckuptight douchebags."
    "tech school for kids who want to learn tech and honor steve jobs who built apple and is worshipped by the guy who renamed this school."
    "tech school for kids who have eccentric but successful vision and can make people pay a lot of money."
    another alternative would be naming the school after 'the vin diesel (school for kids who want to build fast cars and make out with michelle rodriguez and the cop chick from fast five)'. that name itself has some tech-y vibe to it while jobs' name has more of a entrepreneur-y feel.
  • -mew-
    molo9000Mac OS X is not Linux.
    No it's not, I was referring to Ubuntu as a simplified user friendly OS that does the same thing as OS X. Not to mention for free on any platform.
  • Marco925
    I know! Lets name our schools after CEOs looking for profit! While the idea of gaining profit isnt wrong, it isnt commendable to the extent of people like National Heroes or Mother teresa who gave their lives to better others.