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Steve sat at the head of the table and spoke elliptically about innovation, quality journalism, and various business models while we played with his new machines.
I had never touched an i Pad, although I had been working on an app to run on one for four months. Before I could answer, Serwer asked Steve about getting access to Apple’s creative process.
Dinner became an interview as Zito drew Steve out, and everyone’s enthusiasm mounted for his many ideas. Zito did the interview: Zito: Is the computer business as ruthless as it appears to be? I view the cutthroat political nature of things very much like that. The water’s pretty clear and there’s not a lot of ruthlessness. Zito: Do you consider yourself the new astronaut, the new American hero? I’m just a guy who probably should have been a semi-talented poet on the Left Bank. The space guys, the astronauts, were techies to start with.
He didn’t seem to notice, but I could see that the women found him attractive, even though he was at least 10 years younger than they were. Maybe they would even buy one of his intriguing new computers. John Glenn didn’t read Rimbaud, you know; but you talk to some of the people in the computer business now, and they’re very well grounded in the philosophical traditions of the last 100 years and the sociological traditions of the ’60s.
It was primitive, with “zombie hands” to explain the touch navigation, and I had done the narration, but the video had gone viral—we loved saying that—with more than a million views and everyone in magazine publishing had seen it. editor-in-chief John Huey, but Huey held the line and the piece had run.
I turned on the new i Pad and went to You Tube to see if the video would play. I’m sure Serwer was pushing for an acknowledgment that as a company, we were in the hunt—to use a popular catchphrase at the time. I was expecting something far harsher than what Steve had said about SI’s i Pad app, but he didn’t answer at first.
Steve Jobs came to Newsweek in early 1984 wearing a sharp suit and a tiny bow tie. He met with top editors, we Wallendas—a self-important reference to the aerial circus act—and our owner, Kay Graham, up from Washington for her weekly visit.
For two hours Steve showed off the first Macintosh computer, flirting with Kay and teaching us how to manipulate the mouse and switch disks to launch applications and save work. ” Not long after, I had dinner with Jobs and Washington Post writer Tom Zito at Tiro a Segno, a private club in the West Village that had a shooting gallery in the basement.
And they’re looking at computers as their medium of expression rather than language, rather than being a mathematician and using mathematics, rather than, you know, writing social theories. I’ve noticed that an awful lot of those who work for you either play music or are extremely interested in it. And most of them are also left-handed, whatever that means. He had arrived at Newsweek with one assistant to help him carry two of the Macintosh computers he was presenting then.
Almost all of the really great technical people in computers that I’ve known are left-handed. There were at least eight people with him for his Time Inc.
Serwer said he was sorry, that he was just doing his job, that it wasn’t personal. Steve “wasn’t into sports,” as it was explained to me a week later, and Time had always been one of his favorite magazines.