The Mac Observer has a nice story about an email conversation with Steve Jobs in 1996, asking him to “please let Apple alone” and not come back to run the company. Michell Smith wrote to Jobs to tell him:
“Please,’ I implored him, ‘don’t come back to Apple, you’ll ruin it.”
To which Jobs responded with this gem:
“You may be right. But if I succeed, remember to look in the mirror and call yourself an asshole for me.”
That guy was a character.