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The new biography Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success contains a lot of interesting new facts about computer pioneer Steve Jobs. Sure, you may already know that the FBI had a massive file on the Apple CEO detailing his sub-par college grades and past use of LSD. But we're willing to guess you didn't know this (though perhaps by virtue of the LSD use, you could have inferred it): Steve Jobs was planning on giving away a Willy Wonka-style tour of the Apple facilities to whomever found a golden ticket inside the 1,000,000th iMac sold.
According to author Ken Segall, the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory idea was no passing fancy — it was seriously considered as a way to celebrate and draw attention to Apple's success. Jobs even went as far as to create a mockup of the golden ticket that would be included in the millionth iMac. According to the book, "Steve had already instructed his internal creative group to design a prototype golden certificate, which heRead More »from Steve Jobs was planning to create a real-life Willy Wonka tour of the Apple facilities