Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tales of El Jobso

Get a bunch of RSJ stories here.  (I think they took my headline, actually.) Among the selections:

I had 2 encounters with Steve. Both while I was working at Apple.

The first one was when I was driving around IL1 going to the Company Store to get some Apple shwag. I looked down for a second while driving my car looking for parking and when I looked up I had to slam on the breaks because someone stepped out in front of me. I realized after the dirty look I got from him that it was Steve. I hoped he didn’t burn my image into his brain to fire me later.

The second time was during a town hall meeting. When the town hall seating fills up everyone gathers around the screens in the cafeteria, which is where I was. While I was standing there waiting for things to start, I’m noticing the Apple security people checking everyones badges before they come in. A couple minutes later I look over and see Steve walking in next to another lady who is feverishly telling him things (probably about the meeting). Security looks at her badge and let her through, the look at Steve’s waist (most people wear their badge on their belt) and there is no badge there. So the security guard steps in front of him, one side then to the other when Steve tries to side step him. The Lady, realizing shes not talking to anyone anymore steps back and grabs Steve by the arm, looks at the security guard and says “Do you know who this is? THIS is Steve Jobs! Thanks!” and pulls Steve, who has a huge grin on his face, and continues on their way. The security guy wasn’t smiling. I felt kinda bad, but it was funny.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A day in the life of Dear Leader

In between creating incredible devices that restore your childlike sense of wonder…what does Apple’s CEO do all day?  A website in the UK takes a look.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Time for El Jobso

On the eve of the iPad launch, Dear Leader winds up on the cover of Time.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Close Encounters of the Jobso kind

Interesting story from that pillar of journalistic credibility, Valleywag. They detail the many recent Jobso sightings, and include a close encounter with Dear Leader at a movie theater.

About a week before the iPad was officially unveiled, I was in Cupertino walking to my car in an AMC parking lot and I hear someone behind me ask, “Excuse me, which direction is the movie theater?”

I turn around and am face to face with Steve Jobs and his wife.

Although I was completely stunned that 1) I was talking to Steve Jobs in a parking lot and 2) it was just him and his wife going to a movie (I figured that with his money he would have his own private theater or something), I gave him directions and he was on his way.

What was particularly funny about the incident was that in addition to me working very closely with Palm at the time, I was very vocally telling my girlfriend how awesome the Palm Pre is over the iPhone when he approached me.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

El Jobso named world’s most valuable CEO

There is no other CEO in the world that is more intrinsically tied to the company’s performance than El Jobso.  Fact.  Money quote:

“Probably the world’s most valuable CEO is Steve Jobs of Apple, as shown by stock dips on news of his medical problems,” the report said. “Apple recently hit a record, with a market value topping $200 billion, a reflection of the Street’s confidence that a healthy Jobs (at least from what we can tell) continues to keep Apple ahead of the game. Jobs likely accounts for $25 billion or more of Apple’s market value.”

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Steve Jobs: Insanely great

Quoting Newsweek: “Throughout his career Steve Jobs has been called tyrannical, mercurial, brilliant, and revolutionary. (Ed.- Sounds right.) The one thing the cofounder of Apple and Pixar has never been called is boring. Here’s a look at the career that has already brought us the Mac, the iPhone, and a new way of living with technology.”

Friday, March 26, 2010

Valley détente: Jobso hangs with Squirrel Boy

Gizmodo reports the Apple CEO met Google’s CEO today at Calafia (run by former Google chef Charlie Ayers) in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto. Update: Body language analysis here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You’ve got mail! (From RSJ)

It seems El Jobso has been on a bit of an email tear lately, firing off emails to the adoring masses. The New York Times has more on this continuing story, as does Valleywag. The latter offers also offers email suggestions from its staff.

To: sjobs@apple.com
From: Adrian@gawker.com
Subject: iPod Touch troubles

My brand new iPod Touch refuses to play any of the songs from the new Creed album. Is this a feature or a flaw?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Steve Jobs Cut Out

Now you can have your own little paper Apple CEO on your desk.  

El Jobso’s email responses to his fans

Wired has compiled a list of the pithy emails Dear Leader has fired off to his adoring fans.  Among the highlights are these insightful answers:

“Yep.”  “Nope.”  “No.”