Not to be outdone by Virgin Airlines, who named one of its fleet after Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs, the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania have jumped into the tribute game by naming one of their horse drawn buggies after Jobs.
There is something incredibly moving about seeing The Amish community finding a way to honor Steve Jobs who is best known for his influential role in transforming modern technology. The very technology that the ultraconservative Amish people reject as vanity.
While Virgin Airlines chose to stencil the quote "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" onto the nose of an Airbus A320, the Amish opted to go with a more clever approach by including the phrase;
"I'd rather be driving a Macintosh" on the rear of their horse drawn carriage, along with integrating the Apple logo into the reflective triangle required to be placed on the buggy by state highway laws.
The quote "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" which is attributed to Steve Jobs, was actually lifted from a 1970's Whole Earth Catalog, which Jobs referenced when he used the quote in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University.
"Painting a second hand quote onto a jet plane isn't half as cool as the ironic lo-fi way the Amish chose to go. A few Amish hipsters come into the store every so often to check out the iPhones and iPads. They totally know what's up." Nikserof added.
A spokesperson for Virgin America explained to CNET News, that the aircraft name was actually submitted as a tribute to Mr. Jobs by one of their employees in an internal plane naming competition, but they failed to comment about The Amish tribute since they were never asked.
It's rumored that the Nascar Committee are in the early planning stages for their own southern-style tribute to honor the late Steve Jobs. Too soon?
You can read more about the new Lancaster, PA Apple store at Scoopertino.com
[photo credit above: Scoopertino - below: Virgin America]