Dan Kottke Early Apple Friends

Dan Kottke and Steve Jobs at the Personal Computing Festival, 28 Aug 1976
Dan Kottke and Steve Jobs at the Personal Computing Festival, 28 Aug 1976

Name
Dan Kottke
Life
born 1954 (age 66 or 67)
Relationship to Steve
Friend, Early Apple employee
Short Bio

Dan Kottke was one of Steve's best friends at Reed College. They shared similar views on eastern philosophies, drugs, and weird diets (though Jobs was more radical). They both traveled to India when Steve was 19, in search of 'enlightenment'. Later, Kottke joined Apple and helped out on a number of projects, including Macintosh. However, Steve supposedly never spoke to him again after he talked to Michael Moritz of TIME Magazine about the issue of Lisa's paternity, which SJ assumed cost him the "Man of the Year" award (this is now disputed).

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