I had a disdain for money and super wealth and unfair wealth distribution my whole life. I did not want to be in the billionaire club. As strange as it sounds, I felt that such could corrupt me. You have no idea how strong my ethics are in that way. I don't mind some wealth for my success but want to deal with normal… » 9/29/14 1:45pm Monday 1:45pm

They have more than just those digits in the repeating sequence! I've worked on it for years. The -4444 number belonged to a local tow company and I'd call them about once a year asking how many trucks they had and how much they liked their number. Then one time it was available so I grabbed it. » 9/11/14 2:57pm 9/11/14 2:57pm

Bill Atkinson of Apple was color blind. I found this out in later years when a photographer in Los Gatos shooting my family told me that Bill had worked for him. Bill is now an accomplished nature photographer and had a lot to do with getting colors correct on printers. He also worked on 3 monochrome projects at… » 8/12/14 2:41pm 8/12/14 2:41pm

The most boring number in my life is how my phone number, 888-8888, looks in a Hollerith representation on my name card. It was a cool idea to put my number into punched card form on my name card but it doesn't look like real punched cards with random hole patterns. » 8/12/14 3:18am 8/12/14 3:18am

That happens to us regularly. When we drive to Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Francisco, our [Tesla, using Google Maps] navigation system indicates that the destination is on the RIGHT. But it's only on the right after making a u-turn, which is part of the navigation instructions. It kind of threw us the first time… » 8/03/14 8:36am 8/03/14 8:36am

Back when San Jose had 7-digit dialing, one of my cell phone numbers was the same as Gateway's if you left off the 1 before the area code 888. I did not know this, as I didn't use that phone, but when I leant the phone to a friend at Apple, he kept getting calls for Gateway. They would ask "is this Gateway?" and Alex… » 7/28/14 2:55pm 7/28/14 2:55pm

I travel a ton to different hotels every time. Up until a year or two ago, almost every hotel wifi or ethernet sucked, like my home bandwidth. Typically I'd see 50kbps - 300 kbps. And the reliability was horrible. It was not a joke that the difference between a Four Seasons (any first class 5-star hotel) and a Super 8… » 7/25/14 2:19pm 7/25/14 2:19pm

Would have been better showing me flying the quadcopter for the first time. I'd read the manual thoroughly, and even practiced controls a little in my head so it went pretty well. My own DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is waiting to be exercised later tonight. I like drone videos very much but this one was pretty weak. » 7/21/14 5:21pm 7/21/14 5:21pm

The 1984 ad wasn't against IBM or other manufacturers, per se. It was against customers who follow blindly as much as anything. Apple is now in a post-PC era. Our computers have moved to the data centers and our mobile devices, and even home computers, just display the analysis of big data that comes off huge storage… » 7/15/14 6:52pm 7/15/14 6:52pm