School To Change Its Name To Steve Jobs

School To Change Its Name To Steve Jobs
To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Gizmodo Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.

Move on Lenin. Steve Jobs is in town. The town of Plovdiv, the second largest city of Bulgaria. There, kids want to change the name of their technical school from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin to Steve Jobs.

The technical school is specialised in electronics and it’s now approaching its 50th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, they want to delete Lenin’s name from the school door and change it to someone else. You know, someone else who is not the symbol of the bloody bastards who oppressed Bulgarians since the end of World War II. They are now voting to pick the new name.

The forerunner at this time is Steve Jobs, by a wide margin. Some people think it has to be a Bulgarian scientist. As much as I admire Jobs, I agree. I would vote for John Vincent Atanasoff, the guy who invented the first automatic electronic digital computer. He wasn’t born in Bulgaria, but his father was a Bulgarian immigrant.

If they pick Jobs, however, I hope they install a giant, Soviet-style bronze statue of him holding the original Mac on the school grounds. [Novinite]