Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rev. Robert Palladino (1932–2016)

Robert Palladino, once a Trappist, later a priest, taught calligraphy at Reed College. Steve Jobs sat in, and what he learned about letterforms turned out to be useful when he went to work on the Mac.

From the New York Times obituary:

Though Father Palladino demonstrably influenced Mr. Jobs, the converse cannot be said. To the end of his life, Father Palladino never owned, or even once used, a computer.

“I have my hand,” he would say, “and I have my pen. That’s it.”
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