What It’s Like to Have Steve Jobs as Your Neighbour

Steve Jobs recently stepped down as Apple’s CEO, and was replaced by Tim Cook. Even with Steve not at the helm, we know he’s still involved in other ways. The last time we got an intimate look at Steve Jobs was the Esquire article from 1986.

But what about an in-depth look at what it’s like to have Steve Jobs as your neighbour? How do you react to having a man of Jobs’ stature living in your area?

Lisen Stromberg, a neighbour of Jobs, describes the details in her recent article posted to the Palo Alto Patch (I retweeted her article earlier yesterday). It’s a fascinating viewpoint, and a must-read. Here’s a snippet:

…here in Palo Alto, Steve Jobs isn’t just an icon, he’s also the guy who lives down the street.

I first met Steve (does anyone call him Mr. Jobs anymore?) years ago at a backyard pool party. I was so flummoxed by the off chance I was breathing in his DNA, I could barely say a word. I am sure I made a winning first impression as I stumbled over my own name when we were introduced.

I watched as he swam in the pool with his son. He seemed like a regular guy, a good dad having fun with his kids.

At the end of the day, Steve Jobs is human like the rest of us. What would you do if Steve Jobs was your neighbour?

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  • Mohammed

    I would ask him about the next iPhone

  • Mr. Speedy

    I’ve know and have talked to one of Steve’s neighbor, Bill Campbell, former CEO of Intuit and Apple board member. It’s kinda of cool to have talked to someone who has been and is still so close to Steve!

  • Xe

    I will tell him: i want an iphone four

  • Xe

    I will tell him: i want an iphone four

  • Wipdeedoo

    I once talked to a neighbour who’s a friend of a friend of George Stroumboulopoulos

    , and he’s interviewed all kinds of people.  It’s so cool to play 6 degrees of separation.

  • Frankie

    If I were his neighbour, I’d already become his best friend and his successor in Apple instead of Tim Cook 🙂

  • Granniethegeek

    I would ask him over for coffee and just geek the day away! Pure heaven!

  • Steve

    Give him a  beer.  

  • Steve

    Give him a  beer.  

  • Steve

    Give him a  beer.  

  • Gaypple

    I talked to Warren Buffet once. I said “Good Morning Mr. Buffet” and he replied “Good Morning” and shook my hand . It has had no effect on my stock porfolio performance for some strange reason…

  • Anonymous

    I’d try to steal his internet.

  • Anonymous

    I’d try to steal his internet.

  • Anonymous

    How rediculus. He lived a block over from where I lived in Palo Alto. No big deal. He used to shop locally. I’m not sure about now considering his star status. But we used to see him regularly at the local farmers market. My question is. Why so star struck? He is only human like the rest of us.

  • MkDonald

    I commented. We are now best friends.