Part 1: It’s funny how some things that hardly seem significant in their day dramatically change our lives. Or, in Steve’s case, the world.

For me, it was a phone call from a secretive little company of 22 people called General Magic. I was at NeXT, getting to do things with Steve Jobs that seemed crazier than the insane things I sometimes dream at night. 

And yet, this little company with the world’s coolest name and logo, had the most compelling vision I had ever heard: a little battery-powered device that let you write electronic postcards that float up to what they called the cloud, and from there to a friend’s device. I have wondered 1,000 times how that call changed my world when I said yes.

When Steve heard, he took me on a long walk around Redwood City.