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Animated Life by Floyd Norman

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Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and What Might Have Been

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Two Incredible Men

Both very different and very much alike.

The small group gathered outside the screening room at the Walt Disney Studios. We had arrived early, and the facility was still locked. Having nothing better to do, we simply decided to hang out and talk until the door could be opened. A young man dressed in jeans, sneakers, and a black mock-turtleneck sweater had his foot on the package he brought with him. It was a gift, and a rather expensive gift at that—a laptop computer made by Apple. Hardly a problem for the young man, because he happened to be the CEO of the company that made the laptop. His name was Steve Jobs.

Once seated inside the theater, Jobs decided to ...

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