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Steve Jobs in his Woodside home, 1982

“What makes Steve’s methodology different from everyone else’s is that he always believed the most important decisions you make are not the things you do—but the things that you decide not to do. He’s a minimalist. I remember going into Steve’s house and he had almost no furniture in it. He just had a picture of Einstein, whom he admired greatly, and he had a Tiffany lamp and a chair and a bed. He just didn’t believe in having lots of things around but he was incredibly careful in what he selected.”

—John Sculley, CEO of Apple, 1983–93

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“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

—Steve Jobs, reflecting on Diane Walker’s 1982 photo of himself in his Woodside, California home

Recommended:

McKinley, Jesse. “With Demolition, Apple Chief Makes Way for House 2.0.” The New York Times. 15 Feb. 2011.

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