Steve Jobs och hans påfågel
Among the fascinating stories was the tale of how Jobs and Ellison got to know one another as neighbors more than 20 years ago.
Jobs’s girlfriend had given him a live peacock as a birthday present and Ellison went over to Jobs’s house to complain about the noisy bird, noting he was a programmer and didn’t like to be awakened early.
“You don’t like that bird either?” Jobs asked Ellison.
Jobs said he would tell the girlfriend that he had to get rid of the bird, but only if Ellison backed him up.