Random Steve Jobs stories


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This Quora thread is making the rounds. It features some interesting stories of people running into Jobs. There are a several good ones. I like the one where someone's car broke down in front of the Jobs' house.

As I was putting my jacket on, I heard a call from across the street behind me - the Jobs' driveway - "British or Italian?". It was Jobs' lovely wife Laurene. "British," I said, "and acting like it." "You want a beer?," she said. I tried to decline (shocked I guess at first), but she insisted, said "you're not going anywhere", and walked back in the house - only to return with two bottles of beer.

I was determined not to let on that I knew exactly who I was talking to - I was so afraid of being cast a stalker - but the scene was already getting weird for me, standing by my broken car having a beer with Steve Job's wife. So it got weirder.