• Sep 15th 2006 at 4:51PM
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We try not to be a toot-our-own-horn kind of blog, but a few of us are just way too into Macs to let this one slide by. While watching the keynote given by Steve Jobs on the progress of OSX 10.5 Leopard in August (you can watch the video here), reader Dewey K. noticed during the demo of Apple's Mail program that two emails from Autoblog were in Steve Jobs' inbox. The emails have subjects that match the titles of a pair of older posts. The first is "In Britain, a different rally championship -- for slot cars!" and the second, not surprisingly, is "Apple's iPod looks to dominate the dashboard". We don't remember sending the Apple CEO any emails A smart commenter realized that Autoblog's RSS feed was probably being pumpted into Jobs' Apple Mail program, which will be a new feature of OSX 10.5.

We know his Steve-ness is into cars, as a full 70 percent of all 2007 models will natively accept tuneage from his family of iPods. We also know that he's a big fan of Mercedes-Benz and that the state of California allows him to drive without a license plate because he's had so many stolen (he instead has a small bar code where the plate should be).

Really, we're a little miffed at our boys from Engadget who were in like the second row and didn't catch this. We forgive, though. Hey Steve, we heart you, too.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Very cool. Now get Steve to work on some kind of iDrive interface that is not craptastic and we are golden.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "I bet Steve reads Autoblog all day, clicking "refresh" every five minutes, then Command-Tabbing over to an Excel spreadsheet every time his boss walks by . . ."

      Thats why you have to work at an Automotive based business, then you can get away with this as 'research'

      /I have
      //and do
      • 9 Years Ago
      Apparently His Steve-ness also sends emails to Himself. There are some messages from Steve Jobs in Mail on that screenshot. Unless this is how the new Notes system works. There also seems to be a message from Phil Schiller, though I can't be sure from the blurriness.

      By the way, His Steve-ness doesn't read Autoblog hitting refresh all day. He almost has to use NetNewsWire, the most used newsreader in the world, even though it is Mac only.

      Either way its nice to know there are others who share my passion with the Macintosh and cars alike.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Jobs must be 'apex' -- the only guy to comment on both articles. Her'e what Steve Jobs thinks of the ipod:

      "There may be MP3 players that some view as supperior. But the true superiority lies in how apple has integrated their product with every aspect of society (or maybe forced society to integrate itself with the product. Yea, there may be other products with better or more convinent features for a better price... but is the product better if it lacks 3rd party products / support?"

      Also, we are advised that should keep our traps shut if we don't like the GT4 video. :)

      It IS possible he may have not clicked to activate one or both of those links.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey as long as we're all under the belief Steve Jobs reads Autoblog, I want to request a bluetooth interface for my nano! Wires are so cumbersome these days...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another mac fan right here.... I noticed this mentioned on macrumors.com shortly after that presentation. here's a slightly bigger but blurrier picture:

      props to the autoblog crew for being mac peoples. I think the car-mac connection has something to do with a strong appreciation of design. Something you don't find too often in your typical PCs.
      • 9 Years Ago
      hiya Steve!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm going to side with the RSS feed idea, and I don't think Mr. Jobs would be sharing his personal email box with the world. Can't wait for OS X Leopard in Q1 '07 :P