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The "Battleship"

Back when I was a student, I had Steve Jobs over for a fireside chat. When I asked my childhood hero if he would sign my Apple Extended keyboard, he looked a little surprised to see Woz’s signature already there, and then he exclaimed “This keyboard represents everything about Apple that I hate. It’s a battleship. Why does it have all these keys? Do you use this F1 key? No.” And with his car keys he pried it right off.

 

Alan Deutschman reported the moment in his book, culminating in Jobs' comment: “I’m changing the world, one keyboard at a time.”

 

For the relevant page in the book, enter the word “lotus” in the "Search Inside the Book" box.

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Taken on October 1, 2004