My Steve Jobs Encounter
October 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
Having seen so many great stories about people’s in-person encounters with Steve Jobs, I thought I’d share my own small tale. The scene outside the 5th Ave Apple Store the other day (pictured here) reminded me of it.
Years ago I spent two terms at Stanford as an “exchange scholar,” visiting from my normal perch at Columbia U and living in Palo Alto. One weekend I was on my way to the local Apple Store, and saw Steve and his son sitting at one of several outdoor tables for a restaurant just down University Ave. His son was in a team uniform (soccer, I assumed) and cleats, and they were munching on sandwiches. It reminded me of the soccer game days I enjoyed as a boy with my father, and I thought it was cool to see one of my longtime heroes in suburban dad mode.