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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。

根據eBay上賣方的敘述……

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:

在討論的途中……

“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”.

「我聽說你不是那種會給人簽名的人,不過我還是要問一下……你可以在我的iPod上簽名嗎?如果你不想要也可以,我一般也不是會要簽名的人。」

Steve: *chuckling*

Steve笑著說:

“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”.

「沒問題啦!你真的聽到別人這樣說我?嗯,我不會說我不喜歡給別人簽名,我想我也從來沒有喜歡將某個東西的榮耀都歸諸於我一個人。但是對我來說,在東西上簽名會帶有這種意思。說實話,我覺得我是最後一個應該在東西上簽名的人。我可以理解一位作家在書上簽名,但我覺得在我們公司裡,最應該在產品上簽名的人是我們的研發團隊,以及所有負責產品創新的人。不過很不幸地,他們都無法受到相同等級的認可。我覺得這才是最簡單的方式……只是你需要一個很大的iPod,才能塞下他們所有人的簽名。」

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.

他非常坦承、非常踏實。據我所知,我們是唯一夠幸運,能夠獲得Steve稀有簽名的人。

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。

註:目前還是無法確定此簽名的真實性,所以大家當謠言聽聽就好……)

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