It seems Apple chief and Pixar boss Steve Jobs' obsession with nuts and bolts knows no end. If the polished appearance of iPods and Mac computers is anything to go by, the man is clearly focused on sleek, fastener-free lines. Either that or he’d prefer you bought a new iPod than replace a worn-out-battery by taking the back off the thing.
Anyway, Jobs reportedly forced workers to replace bolts used to build Apple's new 5th Avenue store in New York, because he felt they spoiled its look and feel. And more recently, Sneak heard a similar tale concerning the recently constructed Pixar building in California.
Jobs had apparently demanded that the manufacturer’s logo be ground off the heads of all the bolts and replaced by a Pixar logo.
Unfortunately for Jobs the maker’s mark, plus codes showing the tensile strength of the steel, are stamped on the bolts due to legal requirements - so that safety inspectors can verify that the right kind of nuts and bolts have been used to hold the building up.
So in the end Jobs didn't get his way: the big nut’s nuts had to stay as they were.
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