[LINK] What Do Steve Jobs' Obituaries Leave Out? His Appreciation for LSD

Stephen Wilson swilson at lockstep.com.au
Tue Oct 11 14:41:34 AEDT 2011

Yeah, when visionary Jobs talked about Back Lit LSD Displays, man, he 
knew what he was talking about.

Steve Wilson

On 11/10/2011 1:54 PM, thoughtmaybe.com wrote:
>    What Do Steve Jobs' Obituaries Leave Out? His Appreciation for LSD
> Apple's legendary co-founder Steve Jobs said acid was one of the most
> important things he did in his life.
> /October 7, 2011
> http://www.alternet.org/story/152665/what_do_steve_jobs%27_obituaries_leave_out_his_appreciation_for_lsd
> /
> The death of *Steve Jobs*, the legendary co-founder and CEO of Apple,
> appears to have touched people around the world in a deeply personal
> way. Photos of memorials
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/business/steve-jobs-of-apple-dies-at-56.html?_r=1&hp>—from
> the makeshift to the high-tech; from Palo Alto, Calif., where he lived,
> to Pakistan and Peru—are circulating on millions of MacBooks and iPads
> and iPhones and other revolutionary products that he designed and
> retailed with such genius. Today his face is everywhere, his
> rags-to-riches saga retold, his entrepreneurial impact on the tech
> industry classed with the likes of *Thomas Edison* and *Henry Ford*. The
> media is already drafting his legacy, tossing out wise and witty things
> he said over the four fearless decades of his career. One of the most
> meaningful to us at The Fix was what he said in a commencement address
> <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-peyronnin/steve-jobs-the-irevolutio_b_998172.html>  at
> Stanford University in 2005, a year after his cancer diagnosis: "Your
> time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be
> trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people's
> thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own
> inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart
> and intuition.…Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and
> the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great
> work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you
> haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."
> But equally suggestive, at least to us, is a quote from Steve Jobs
> to/ New York Times/ reporter *John Markoff,* who interviewed him for his
> 2005 book What the Doormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped
> the Personal Computer. Speaking about his youthful experiments with
> psychedelics, Jobs said, "Doing LSD was one of the two or three most
> important things I have done in my life."  He was hardly alone among
> computer scientists in his appreciation of hallucinogenics and their
> capacity to liberate human thought from the prison of the mind. Jobs
> even let drop
> <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryan-grim/read-the-never-before-pub_b_227887.html>  that
> Microsoft's *Bill Gates* would "be a broader guy if he had dropped acid
> once." Apple's mantra was"Think different." Jobs did. And he credited
> his use of LSD as a major reason for his success.
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