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December 18, 2019

From: Interview by Guy Kawasaki, Remarkable People Podcast

Did Steve Jobs ever try to explain math or physics to you?

No, I don’t think so. It turns out I know somebody who knew Steve in high school. The person who I know who knew Steve in high school is now a physicist. I actually saw him recently at Washington. He was like, “Yeah, Steve was always kind of a weird person in high school. He was one of the kids who would go to some other nearby high school…” which my friend also did… “and go learn calculus and things”. I knew that bit about Steve, that even though he was like, “I don’t know anything about this math stuff”, etc., he actually had learned calculus when he was in high school. That was one of those kind of outer-band pieces of information that I happen to have.

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