Apart from all the pieces speculating about Apple’s future without Steve Jobs as its CEO, the most common type of story making the rounds today has been tales of people meeting Jobs or receiving random phone calls from him.
They’re great stories, and these are three of our favorites so far …
CEO Customer Service: Curt Woodward at Xconomy recounts the story of Seattle PR guy Kevin Pedraja getting a phone call from Jobs himself after faxing the Apple CEO a letter complaining about the cracks in his PowerMacG4 Cube. As Woodward notes, it actually wasn’t as uncommon as you might think.
Pedraja — who initially thought it was his roommate playing a joke — took it as a sign of Jobs’ commitment.
Another call from Jobs: Google executive Vic Gundotra tells the tale of getting a call from Jobs about the gradient in the second “O” in the Google logo on the iPhone not looking quite right.
The initial call came in when Gundotra was at religious services, and when Gundotra returned the message he explained that was why he hadn’t answered.
Replied Jobs, “Vic, unless the Caller ID said ‘GOD’, you should never pick up during services.”
A fan’s commitment: What does it it take for a young Apple fan to get to meet the Apple co-founder? Well, having the Apple logo shaved into your hair doesn’t hurt. The Next Web has the story.