I Never Left Apple

January 3, 2018

Question from E-mail

I’m not sure what your current relationship is to Apple Corporation, if any? I read a comment you made: “I only served at the bottom of Apple’s org chart all these years.”

Did you ever leave Apple? If so, why? I assume you’re still a large stock-holder either way?


I never left Apple’s official employee list, but I left direct work inside on a few occasions. After a plane crash, I took a year off to finish college and then sponsored a couple of rock concerts. I came back to Apple and worked as an engineer. Eventually I wanted the fun of the early days and left to create a universal remote control. But I always sort of represent Apple when I make appearances or give interviews.