Walter Isaacson's 60 Minutes interview aired on CBS last night, and while the interview was relatively short compared to the years of interview material he's amassed over the seven years he's been meeting with the Apple co-founder, it did reveal some interesting tidbits about Steve Jobs. Check out a few below, but stay tuned for more as we tear through our copy of the biography.
- He invented something called "The Blue Box" that replicated the tones that phone companies use, and allow users to make free long distance phone calls.
- When Steve Jobs was younger, he never wore shoes, never bathed, and had long hair. He was put on the night shift at Atari because he smelled so bad that people didn't want to work with him.
- He was 25 when Apple was worth about 50 million dollars.
- Steve Jobs lived in a "normal house on a normal street." There are no security gates or long driveways at his house because he said, "I did not want to live that nutso lavish lifestyle that other people live when they get rich."
- When he and Steve Wozniak started Apple, he didn't know how to write code or build a computer. That was Woz's job.
- According to Walter Isaacson, Steve was "not warm and fuzzy," and really wanted to "be with people who demand perfection."