Dat Apple een hekel heeft aan alles dat niet volgens de saaie standaard is blijkt wel weer uit dit stukje. De arme man is blijkbaar ontslagen bij Apple omdat hij een vreemde vogel was. Ik heb even een paar van zijn "misdaden" ge-copy-pasted :
Among the floutings of convention cited in Barlow's Apple employee file: developing a pulley system to store his mountain bike above his workstation, listening to Bob Dylan on his headphones while testing software, and taking barefoot walks around the Apple campus to "feel more connected to the creative energy of others."
Barlow was first written up in September 1996, when he was cited for "unprofessional and inappropriate personal modifications to his workspace." In addition to taped-up pictures of Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein and R. Buckminster Fuller, Barlow painted a large red question mark on the side of his monitor, scanned and displayed a non-approved desktop screen image of Jim Henson, and replaced his computer's trademarked Apple system beep with a snippet of the John Lennon song "Imagine."
Barlow's most recent formal write-up came last Thursday, when his team supervisor caught him doing a headstand.
"I was stuck on this bug I discovered in the new Mac OS X system software that Apple's developing. No matter what I tried, nothing worked," Barlow said. "So I thought to myself, what I need to do is turn my whole approach to this problem upside-down. And what better way to do that than by standing on your head?"
Schandalig wat die man allemaal deed!!