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Fulfilling Steve Jobs' Dying Wish

Posted by Tom Foremski - February 25, 2013

Jackling house

The Los Angeles based Esotouric podcast has a interesting interview with Brian Kaiser, who salvaged rare tile from The Jackling House, a two-storey 18,000 square foot Mansion in Woodside.

Episode #6: Steve Jobs' Great White Whale & Funky Folk Artists of Slab City | Esotouric

He tells a fascinating story (around 28.30 mark) of Steve Jobs determined to demolish the house even though he is terminally ill. There were thousands of very rare Islamic tiles in addition to other unique architectural features.

Steve Jobs had owned the property since 1984. He couldn't get the demolition permit unless he could get the valuable tiles out following a 12 year legal battle trying to prevent the destruction of the historic house.

The #1 environmental history book in the country shows "Daniel Jackling was the man who wired America" and thus Jobs' direct indebtedness to Jackling, compared in the book to Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. 

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs Can Finally Bring The House Down

the #1 environmental history book in the country shows "Daniel Jackling was the man who wired America" and thus Jobs' direct indebtedness to Jackling, compared in the book to Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. 

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