Close Encounters of the Steve Kind

I joked with Jason just yesterday about whether or not I would be able to get a picture with Steve Jobs (you know how I feel about him). This morning, as I was descending the escalators, having just finished my previous post, I looked down to see none other than Steve himself, surrounded by an entourage.

I managed to get even closer as we entered the exhibit halls, somehow ending up inside the perimeter of his security. It certainly occurred to me to ask him for a handshake, but he was deeply engrossed in a conversation with some elderly gentleman. Paul Otellini, the Intel CEO was close by his side as well. I grabbed another close picture, after which Steve noticed me and we exchanged a smile and a nod.

Wandered around the floor for a little while, trying to get to the Apple booth, but it was totally packed. You could tell from the supernova of flashes that Steve was still about, and I found myself face-to-face with him again. This time I managed to read the badge on the elderly gentleman…which made me glad I had not interrupted them, as it turned out to be Andy Grove.

Hob-nobbing with the rich and famous, indeed. More to come.

So I definately know I am so far out of the loop of what is interesting to Dan when I have NO IDEA who any of the people he talks about in his post are. It’s amazing any of the guys put up with me at all.

Think of it like this: it’s a little bit like if Jason were to meet Jesus.