Steve Jobs loved Halloween. It had become a tradition for his family to open their home to trick-or-treaters on the spooky holiday and this year was no exception. Kids of all ages enjoyed the jack-o’-lanterns set amidst dry ice fog while thunder and ghost sounds rattled on hidden speakers, and when the gates opened at 6:30PM they all approached a table in the entrance where cellophane bags filled with orange candy slices, Toblerones and sour drop were being handed out.
There was a range of costumes present as varied and creative as you can imagine. Among them, a pair of boys dressed as an iPad and iPod.
Technology-related costumes are become more and more common. While my favorite costume of the night (from my neighborhood) was a set of self-inflating sumo-wrestler suits worn by a team of brothers, I did enjoy one that I read about that had a child in regular street clothes with a note pinned to his chest reading “Error 404 “Costume not found”. One costume suggestion we reported on had an iPad 2 giving the appearance of a gaping chest wound by strapping a tablet to your torso with the appropriate image on-screen and a healthy dose of fake blood completing the ensemble. In keeping with the Apple theme, I did hear of a few other accounts of people seen dressing as Steve Jobs which is a pretty easy costume to pull together with jeans and a black turtleneck.
The one thing I can say for certain is that if I had been anywhere near Palo Alto last night I would have been as interested and excited as those children to visit the Jobs’ home. I wonder if there is any significance to the candy chosen to be in the gifted bags –perhaps a few family favorites?
[via MercuryNews.com – photo credit Kristina Sangsahachart/Daily News ]