Some people get road rage when the traffic is too heavy, or when somebody cuts you off without a directional, or any of 100 other reasons. I bet I’m the only guy who gets road rage in this situation:
I’m driving to work, listening to the Steve Jobs biography on audiobook. I come to this passage:
“I started to listen to music a whole lot, and I started to read more outside of just science and technology – Shakespeare, Plato. I loved King Lear.” His other favorites included Moby-Dick and the poems of Dylan Thomas. I asked him why he related to King Lear and Captain Ahab, two of the most willful and driven characters in literature, but he didn’t respond to the connection I was making, so I let it drop.
You…let it drop?! I will kill you. Yeah, in the course of my book research the single most brilliant technologist of the last century who created an empire focused on integrating the humanities rather than ignoring them, just told you he loved Shakespeare and you let it drop.
Man, way to make me sad. I would read an entire book of Steve Jobs’ thoughts on Shakespeare.
By the way, true story — the original NeXT computer (by Steve Jobs) came with the complete works of Shakespeare. How do you not love that? Sure, at the time it was just one of those “Because we can” opportunities, but have you ever seen it since then? Why doesn’t your phone come with the complete works of Shakespeare built in?