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Old 02-19-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Steve Jobs on an Airhead



From an article in National Geographic (1982).

Can someone name the year and model

I'd trade him my '84 Macintosh for the bike


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Old 02-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Well, it's a BMW, either an R60/2 or an R50/2 (no way of tellin', just lookin'), and could be anywhere from a mid-1950's to a 1969.....

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:30 AM   #3
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Interesting luggage rack. iRack??
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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valve covers imply R60/2

Taillight housing is late production, as is the fender brace behind and adjacent to the Earles fork shocks...
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:05 PM   #5
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I heard somewhere it was a 60/2 1966...
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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I bet you guys didn't know that all of the iMac, iPod, iPhone naming system was inspired by his Slash 2....

His buddies would ask him, and he would reply that he had the iStartit system .......











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Old 02-19-2010, 12:53 PM   #7
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I bet you guys didn't know that all of the iMac, iPod, iPhone naming system was inspired by his Slash 2....

His buddies would ask him, and he would reply that he had the iStartit system .......
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:23 PM   #8
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At least he didn't ride a bike barefoot.

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Old 02-22-2010, 07:00 PM   #9
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In http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py...y=Spoiled?.txt Andy Hertzfeld[*] says:

In the spring of 1984, right about the time that I left Apple, the lobby began to fill up with more interesting artifacts, purchased by Steve Jobs on his various travels. There was an outrageously expensive Bosendorfer piano that was soon accompanied by a BMW motorcycle, on display as examples of exquisite craftmanship, although it was rumored that Steve purchased them to impress the industrial designer that he was enamored with at the time, Hartmut Esslinger, whose firm, Frog Design, designed the case of the Apple IIc.


I think I read in one of the various Apple related biographies that the bike in the lobby was a K bike.


[*] As a pre-teen I disassembled very elegant 6502 assembly code from Andy Hertzfeld before I knew who he was.
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