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  • Marcel shared from Rivers of London (PC Peter Grant) by Ben Aaronovitch
    I checked with the doctors on my way out – the missing penis had never been found.
    Note: Hihi.
  • Marcel shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    Jobs also decided to bring his son Reed, then a high school senior, back with him from Hawaii. “I’m going to be in meetings 24/7 for probably two days and I want you to be in every single one because you’ll learn more in those two days than you would in two years at business school,” he told him. “You’re going to be in the room with the best people in the world making really tough decisions and get to see how the sausage is made.” Jobs got a little misty-eyed when he recalled the experience. “I would go through that all again just for that opportunity to have him see me at work,”...
  • Marcel shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    So one day Jobs decreed that henceforth the Macintosh should be known instead as the Bicycle. This did not go over well.
  • Marcel shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    Jobs did indeed find it a pain. “It was hot, the costumes were heavy, and after a while I felt like I wanted to smack some of the kids.” Patience was never one of his virtues.
  • Marcel shared from a Personal Document
    As I watched, he showed the boy how to sketch with the machine’s graphics program. Two other party guests wandered into the room and looked over Jobs’s shoulder. ‘Hmmm,’ said the first, Andy Warhol. ‘What is this? Look at this, Keith. This is incredible!’ The second guest, Keith Haring, the graffiti artist whose work now commands huge prices, went over. Warhol and Haring asked to take a turn at the Mac, and as I walked away, Warhol had just sat down to manipulate the mouse. ‘My God!’ he was saying, ‘I drew a circle!’
(Hamburg, Germany)
Marcel Wichmann
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