How Steve Jobs Ended Up Sitting in Front of a Rosetta Stone Replica With Groucho Marx Glasses On

The Atlantic

A photographer's marketing trick, a legend's self-importance, and a funny pair of glasses.

Just when you thought every single Steve Jobs story had been exhumed from the ghastly Cemetery of Brushes with Power, here's one more. An enterprising journalist poking around Buck's, an iconic Silicon Valley diner, spotted a photograph of Jobs that he was sure he'd never seen before. In it, Jobs sits in front of a replica of the Rosetta Stone wearing Groucho Effing Marx glasses

But the best observation in the Cult of Mac piece relates to another photograph, the famous one of Steve Jobs' sitting in his house on the floor. The image conveys asceticism, dedication, a sense that Jobs needed nothing but his mind and his bicycle for the mind, the computer. 

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The famous photo of Jobs by Diana Walker.





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