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Steve Jobs Really Wanted to be Willy Wonka = Golden Ticket and All

 
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Steve Jobs Really Wanted to be Willy Wonka = Golden Ticket and All
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DAMN DAMN DAMN

Sure, the late Steve Jobs had a temper and a serious obsession with perfection, but that doesn't mean Apple's co-founder and former CEO didn't like to have some fun, too.

Ken Segall's newly released biography, "Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success," reveals one of Jobs' more playful ideas: He wanted to celebrate the one millionth purchase of the original iMac, Willy Wonka-style.

"Just as Wonka did in the movie, Steve wanted to put a golden certificate representing the millionth iMac inside the box of one iMac, and publicize that fact," writes Segall, according to The Huffington Post's copy of the book. "Whoever opened the lucky iMac box would be refunded the purchase price and be flown to Cupertino, where he or she (and, presumably, the accompanying family) would be taken on a tour of the Apple campus."

Apparently, Jobs had been completely serious about the idea. He had his internal creative group design an actual prototype of a golden ticket and had even been planning to meet the winner dressed to the nines as Willy Wonka.
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Re: Steve Jobs Really Wanted to be Willy Wonka = Golden Ticket and All
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04/28/2012 08:57 PM

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Awww that would have been fun and chances would have been great I would have won.


But...


It's also devious because just like on the movie, people spent all the money they had buying candybars (iMacs).


LOL, look I love the "new Mac" smell just as much as anyone else, but you gotta draw the line somewhere.
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Awww that would have been fun and chances would have been great I would have won.


But...


It's also devious because just like on the movie, people spent all the money they had buying candybars (iMacs).


LOL, look I love the "new Mac" smell just as much as anyone else, but you gotta draw the line somewhere.
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MO you crack me up. ya --- I like to think I would have won too. Can you imagine what that magical elevator ride would have been like?


AND THE SCHNOZZBERRYS TASTE LIKE SCHNOZZBERRYS

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