That's so funny. 😁We had a certain dark humor about that and wore it as a badge of honor too.
One of my friends & coworkers at the time, David Grady, read this thread and responded with this email. I print it by permission:
My favorite Steve story is Improv centric. In its beta it came up on the screen as what I started calling the simplest form of spreadsheet life, a one-celled spreadsheet. He’d talked them into demoing at NeXTworld but they were nervous about that one celled thing so they showed it to him coming up as a 10 by 10 array. He literally left the floor.
“NO!!! If you want people to do something different you have to pull them through the pain of making the change! Want to see the scars here? (reached across his body to point at his left shoulder blade) no letter quality printer for the Mac! Want to see the scars here? (other arm other shoulder blade) no cursor keys on the Mac. Why do you think we made it a cube?
Because it looks different!!!”
I still miss his presence in the world.