“Growing up I was a huge apple fan-boy (fine, still am.) The first NY Apple store in Soho opening was probably the coolest thing that happened to me between the ages 6 and 12. For a while I would spend almost every weekend there. Every year for halloween I was a Mac, and I made a habit of shaving the Apple logo into my head to celebrate every OS launch,” Allen Paltrow blogs.
“My neighbor Brooke mentioned that Steve Jobs, busy as he is, always reads email sent to his public address,” Paltrow writes. “I think I was around 10 or 12, and I sent a very enthusiastic and grammatically incorrect message including a picture of my shaved head.”
Paltrow writes, “Apparently he forwarded it to the head of Public Relations, Katie, and I got invited to the opening of the 5th Avenue Cube. I can never thank them enough. This was probably the high point of my childhood.”
Read more in the full article, which includes photos of Jobs and Paltrow, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Travis T.” for the heads up.]
That was just about the best shaved item in hair I’ve seen. Usually they look idiotic, but that looked nice.
Now if Apple would just open a store (or 3) here in south Texas that I can take my kids to.
What? They don’t have a store in Houston….?.
(sorry. I’m from North Texas. I couldn’t resist!)
There are two Apple stores in San Antonio, which is certainly south Texas. The one at La Cantera is the larger and more beautiful. Another 80 miles to the north there are two more in Austin.
Right, but the joke I was making (being from ‘up north’) is that the area between San Antonio and Mexico is larger than many states.
Shaving the logo on your head probably qualifies him as a fanboy. But seriously, Steve Jobs affected and continued to affect us all so much.
I never saw him in person. I was inside Apple’s HQ once, with a relative working there. I got my first Mac in 1987, had dozens since, and as I upgrade I use the older ones to convert windows sufferers, who then all became Mac loyalists. I started buying AAPL stock in the 90s and doubled down every time I heard a hit-whore or CNBC idiot say they were going out of business.
For someone I never met, this one man and his creations have made my life vastly more pleasant, my work vastly more powerful, and my household vastly more affluent. Jobs’ quotes reveal his perceptive vision; his decisions show his genius.
It is saddening to view a sequence of pictures of Jobs over the last few years, his body inexorably wasting away. As much as we want to deny it, he had to step down. Ive will leave next year. Apple Inc. will continue upward, but Inevitably, as a different company.
So much tragic news in the world.
In contrast, this was a wonderful story and really nice photos.
Made me almost tear up!
Uh, I mean, ahem, must be a lot of dust in the air today, gettin’ in my eyes. Hey, um, where’s my hammer drill?
Woo hoo! Should have high fived Steve-O instead of shaking his hand. Gimme a high, Steve, and a low! You da man baby!