The New York Times’ obituary of Steve Jobs included this interesting bit of information:
“After dropping out of Reed College, a stronghold of liberal thought in Portland, Ore., in 1972, Mr. Jobs led a countercultural lifestyle himself. He told a reporter that taking LSD was one of the two or three most important things he had done in his life. He said there were things about him that people who had not tried psychedelics — even people who knew him well, including his wife — could never understand.”
Jobs was never shy about taking LSD. He credited the drug for playing an important role in his success.
He also said that Microsoft’s Bill Gates would “be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once.”
Maybe that would explain why Microsoft products were never as exciting as Apple’s.