Steve Jobs is a Coldplay fan, like Jason and I. And you all Coldplay haters can grab that fact and suck hard on it. According to Coldplay’s official blog, Steve was backstage at the band’s gig in Mountain View.
This leaves us with last night. Shoreline Amphitheatre, just outside of San Fran to be precise. I’ll be honest with you folks, the only thing that mattered to me tonight was the presence of one Steve Jobs. I’m a confirmed Apple devotee and I really cannot imagine doing the job I do now (or even having got into this line of work) without my Macbook Pro (and all the Powerbooks that went before it). Creating these tools and putting them into the hands of folks like me was the vision of this man.
I spot Steve chatting with the band’s manager, Dave Holmes, outside the dressing room and suddenly feel like a star-struck teenager. In order to get the gall up to speak to the guy, I down a double espresso. The mixture of caffeine buzz and feeling like a cheesy little fanboy means that all I can manage to say to him is “Thank you so much”. I realise that I’m quite simply making a tit of myself and so excuse myself as fast as I appeared.
Steve Jobs is officially back at Apple for a “few days a week” after his liver transplant, but it is good to know that he feels good enough to do the Coldplay groupie thing.
Jobs’ health was rapidly declining at the end of 2008, with a solid Gizmodo source reporting that he may not see the Spring sun. After much ruckus, Apple’s CEO had to admit that the situation was much worse than previously admitted—although the SEC is still suspicious about the disclosure process.