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When Steve Jobs Taught Andy Warhol to Make Art on the Very First Macintosh (1984) | Open Culture
Journalist David Sheff, who wrote an early profile of Steve Jobs and conducted the last in-depth interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, remembers it well. In October 1984, he and Jobs attended the ninth-birthday party thrown by Ono for Sean, her son with Lennon. As a present, Jobs brought along one of his company's new Macintoshes and set it up himself in young Sean's bedroom. "Sean took control of the mouse, and rolled the small box along the floor," Sheff writes. "Steve said, 'Now hold the button down while you move it and see what happens.' Sean did, and a thin, jagged, black line, appeared on the screen. Sean, entranced, said, 'Cool!' He clicked the mouse button, pushed it around, and on the screen appeared shapes and lines, which he erased, and then he drew a sort of lion-camel and then a figure that he said was Boy George."
Though Boy George may not have been in attendance, the party's unsurprisingly fabulous guest list also included Andy Warhol (an "eccentric uncle" to Sean) and Keith Haring, both of whom Sheff remembers coming into the room as part of a crowd wanting to catch a glimpse of Sean's new toy. It wasn't long before Warhol, presumably compelled by the artistic impulse as well as by his fascination for all things new, asked if he could give it a try

In his diary, Warhol writes of entering Sean's room to find "a kid there setting up the Apple computer that Sean had gotten as a present, the Macintosh model. I said that once some man had been calling me a lot wanting to give me one, but that I'd never called him back or something, and then the kid looked up and said, 'Yeah, that was me. I'm Steve Jobs.'" But Jobs, possessed of as keen a promotional instinct as Warhol's own, assured him that the offer was still good, and that he would also give him a lesson in drawing on the Mac right then and there.
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