“When Daniel Kottke reminisces about his college days in the early ’70s, he describes them as pretty prosaic,” Erica Fink and Laurie Segall report for CNN. “A freshman dorm room filled with books on spirituality, Pink Floyd playing in the background, a pastoral college campus — and hallucinogens.
“The only thing, he says, that was in any way remarkable about his LSD trips was his fellow traveler: Steve Jobs,” Fink and Segall report. “He was uncomfortable discussing these experiences while Jobs was alive, but was willing to share them with CNNMoney now. ‘We would take psychedelics and whole new vistas opened up,” Kottke said.'”
“‘We were monk-wannabes,’ Kottke said. They were on a quest to better understand consciousness using an LSD varietal known as Orange Sunshine as their Sherpa,” Fink and Segall report. Apple “was based out of the garage for about a year, moving into a real office a few months after it was incorporated in January 1977.
At that point, the drug-fueled search for salvation had mostly faded. ‘Once Apple started, Steve was really focused with all of his energy on making Apple successful.’ Kottke said. ‘And he didn’t need psychedelics for that.’ Wozniak was also not interested in dropping acid, according to Kottke.”
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