Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney
Jobs’s birth parents had made attending college a condition of his adoption, but he dropped out of Reed College in Oregon after the first semester, although he continued to unofficially attend classes in subjects that interested him, like calligraphy. Penniless, he recycled Coke bottles, slept on friends’ floors, and ate for free at the local Hare Krishna temple. He experimented with an all-apple diet, which he thought might allow him to stop bathing. It didn’t.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
How many of those who encountered him in those days would have pronounced him anything other than a loser or a nutjob?
(I can’t wait to read the “official” biography of Jobs in a year or two. I really want to see if he goes into the emotional depth of those pre-Apple days.)