They remember Steve Jobs

Every time I see the duuudes with serious thrill issues, I get a a zen sense of deep-breathing calm.


They swim at Steve Jobs’ favorite vacation spot, Kona Village, a string of grass-roof hales with no television, phones or internet. I first saw the dudes in late 2003, and emailed the other SJ to remark on how many of the newly released Finding Nemo characters I found in those waters.


He fired back immediately “How can you get internet access at Kona Village?”


“RIM Blackberry. Works wherever there is cellular coverage” I replied.


This was 1.5 years before iPhone development begun.


Here's the video medley of snorkeling Kona, and more photos of the dudes over the years:

  • Steve Jurvetson PRO 3y

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    a juvenile taking a rest down below, with iridescent back
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    munching on the algae on the lava
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  • Ramones Karaoke PRO 3y

    Hah! Nice Blackberry / SJ tale. I like to think I played my own small part in the iPhone story ... in Spring 2005 I brought some PowerVR tech demos (some of which I'd written myself - the best ones, obviously!) into Cupertino, which turned out to be my last customer meeting before I jumped ship into NVIDIA. I showed off a cheap but underpowered Renesas device, which wasn't ARM-based, and a very powerful but relatively expensive ARM-based TI chip to the then iPod team, who got quite excited, had a huddle and asked 'who else has licensed this?' to which I responded 'Samsung were showing a working device at 3GSM ...'
  • Chucil 3y

    Thank you for the story.
  • scleroplex PRO 3y

    super :-)
  • P CA 3y

    So close!
  • Duncan Rawlinson - @thelastminute - PRO 3y

    There is something magical about swimming with turtles. I just love it.
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