I’ll be honest with you folks, the only thing that mattered to me tonight was the presence of one Steve Jobs. I’m a confirmed Apple devotee and I really cannot imagine doing the job I do now (or even having got into this line of work) without my Macbook Pro (and all the Powerbooks that went before it). Creating these tools and putting them into the hands of folks like me was the vision of this man.
I spot Steve chatting with Dave Holmes outside the dressing room and suddenly feel like a star-struck teenager. In order to get the gall up to speak to the guy, I down a double espresso. The mixture of caffeine buzz and feeling like a cheesy little fanboy means that all I can manage to say to him is "Thank you so much". I realise that I’m quite simply making a tit of myself and so excuse myself as fast as I appeared.
With that, I suddenly have sympathy for every nervous and excitable kid that shakes hands with the band at a meet and greet.
As Macrumors notes, this is the first siting of Jobs outside the Cupertino office and assuming the roadie wasn’t having an LSD-induced hallucination, it would appear that Jobs is in "recognizable condition"…which is good news for us all.
Way to ease the liver back into the scene with something lite.