In March 2010, just a couple of weeks before the iPad was due to be released publicly, I had a reason to contact Steve [Jobs]. A friend of mine was dying of liver disease and I was going to San Francisco to hopefully see and communicate with her while it was still possible. She was a friend from my Adobe days and was very much into technology. I thought it would be a treat for her to see an iPad. And I had one. But until the product was officially released I could not show it to anyone without permission from Apple management… [read more here]

This is a nice story. I left the end behind the link so the guy who wrote it would get a few more clicks on his own blog.

[via daringfireball.net]