“Steve Jobs’s quest for perfection was pursued down to the smallest details. It made him the father of some of the greatest products and interfaces in computer history,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.
“As Walter Isaacson’s new biography on Steve Jobs makes clear, though, it could also sometimes make him nightmarish to live with… the sort of obsessive who could make even the most mundane seemingly household decisions into maddening, endless debates,” Brownlee reports. “When Steve Jobs wed Laurene Powell and found himself soon to be a father, Jobs had to make some accommodations for married life.”
Brownlee reports, “Choosing simple furniture, however, turned out to be a miserable task, thanks to Steve’s obsession with details. For example, when it came time to decorate their living room, Steve and Laurene couldn’t agree upon a sofa. ‘We spoke about furniture in theory for eight years,” said Powell. ‘We spent a lot of time asking ourselves, ‘What is the purpose of a sofa?””
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We don’t even want to talk about how familiar this sounds. We’ve been doing the same with desks, chairs and other furniture forever. We apologize to those who have to live and deal with us, but, hey, at least we can now claim, when it come to furniture at least, we’re just like Steve!
(And, when the old washers and dryers finally die, we’re going Miele, too!)
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]