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前一陣子在eBay上,出現了一台神祕的iPod shuffle。最特別的是,這台iPod shuffle上有著Steve Jobs的簽名。


As part of a “innovators of tomorrow” program, myself and a 3 of my colleagues were invited to attend an in-house Apple event. Before hand, we received complimentary Apple products, including an iPod Shuffle and iTunes credits. As usual, the topics covered touched base on were a number of Apple’s latest innovations, as well as a sneak peak to future plans. After the conference, we were given the opportunity to talk with Steve himself about the shift in technology to more companion-oriented devices. As the discussion wrapped up, one person in our group asked if Steve would mind signing our iPods.

作為「innovators of tomorrow(明日的創新)」計畫的一部分,我以及我的三位同事應邀出席一個Apple內部的會議。在參加之前,我們收到了免費的Apple產品,包含一台iPod Shuffle以及iTuens點數。非常一般地,會議主題包含以感動為本的各種Apple最新的創新技術,以及對未來計畫的預覽。在會議結束之後,我們有機會可以與Steve本人討論關於將更多科技轉移到指引導向的裝置上。隨著討論熱烈起來,我們的其中一個人詢問Steve是否能在我們的iPod上簽名。

As the conversation went:


“I hear you’re not really one to give autographs, but I just gotta ask….will you sign my iPod? It’s fine if you don’t want to. I’m not normally one to even ask for autographs”.


Steve: *chuckling*


“it’s quite alright. You heard that about me?? well I wouldn’t say that I don’t like giving autographs, I guess I was never comfortable with the idea solely taking credit for something, which is to me what an autograph might imply. To be honest, I think I’m the last person who should sign something. A writer signing a book I can understand, but I think if anybody within our company should sign something, it should be members from our R&D team and all the others responsible for product innovation. It’s unfortunate that they all can’t receive the same level recognition. But I suppose it’s easier this way though??….you would need a pretty big iPod to fit all those signatures”.


He was very candid and very down to earth. To my knowledge, we were the only ones lucky enough to get Steve’s ever-so-rare signature.


不過根據賣方的敘述,這台有著Steve Jobs簽名的iPod shuffle,在之前的競標被錯誤地提早結束拍賣,當時競標價格已經超過26,000美金。現在他已經將此物品重新放到eBay上再次拍賣,起價為$9,500。


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