Ode to Jobs
Two years before the original Macintosh computer was introduced, the genius behind Apple Computers rode a motorcycle. Steve Jobs was photographed for a national Geographic Magazine feature on Silicone Valley riding a 1966 BMW R60/2. He was twenty-seven years old, sporting long hair, fancy tan leather boots, sans black turtleneck, and sans helmet. The article was published in the October 1982 issue of the magazine, which focuses on the cultural changes the machines then still called microcomputers would bring on the world in general and Silicon Valley in particular.
Steve Jobs was an innovator in almost everything he did. He was very keenly aware of what was cool. I hope he’s riding around in heaven with his infamous grin, with no meetings to attend, no pressure to innovate, just pure joy. Rest in peace Steve Jobs, the Lilyboys salute you.