“You’re in a room with Steve Jobs, the smartest product mind in the history of business, and, lucky you, you’re showing him a product you designed,” Marcus Wohlsen reports for Wired. “He doesn’t like it. Instead, he says, ‘Tell me how you’d make it different.'”
“Here, most of us would get to wake up from this Silicon Valley version of the naked-on-stage nightmare,” Wohlsen reports. “Not Don Melton. Face time with Jobs was Melton’s real life. He was the guy who oversaw the creation of Safari, Apple’s first web browser, back at the turn of the century.”
“Melton opened the door on this and other encounters with the late Apple co-founder in a recent blog post, ‘Memories of Steve,’ that reveals Jobs the leader, thinker, and colleague in vivid first-person detail,” Wohlsen reports. “Jobs’ reputation as a brilliant but difficult person to work for is well known, but Melton’s you-are-there accounts paint a more nuanced picture of a man consumed by the intensity of his vision.”
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MacDailyNews Take: For a taste of what you wanted, but didn’t get from Walter Isaacson’s bland, stale Steve Jobs endurance test, read Melton’s full blog post here.
Apple’s former Safari chief Don Melton reflects on time spent with Steve Jobs – April 11, 2014