He [Jobs] stared at me for a second then asked me what I did for a living. I stammered that I loved to write, and right now I was working for a PR agency until I could find something meaningful. “My PR flack is Regis McKenna,” he snapped, more than a little impatiently. “Go work for him.”
In fact, that’s exactly what I did. But I never really worked much on the Apple Account. As it turned out, that was a good thing. And I learned something about Jobs that seems to be true all these many years later. He’s much more appealing when he’s standing in front of 500 people than he is close up.
What’s always amusing with posts like this is reading the usual comments left by the “Apple Mafia”:
After you do that, give credit to Jobs for having clairvoyantly spotted a bad writer long years ago. And you’re still so ungracious about the fact that he actually bothered to give you advice on what you should do? Then ask yourself why a man in his position owes *you* the time of the day?
Clairvoyantly? Oh yeah, I forgot, Steve Jobs has supernatural powers as well. Even more reason to worship etc etc.
[SEE ALSO:] “Why I prefer Windows to Macintosh”.
10. When I was in high school, people who were overly into hipster brands were routinely taken behind the bike sheds and savagely pummeled. That is the natural order of things.