Like a Rolling Stone
Jobs slipped quietly into the back row of the auditorium to listen to Sculley explain to the troops the new order of battle.
There were a lot of sideways glances, but few people acknowledged him and none came over to provide public displays of affection.
He stared without blinking at Sculley, who would remember "Steve's look of contempt" years later.
"It's unyielding," Sculley recalled, "like an X-ray boring inside your bones, down to where you're soft and destructibly mortal."
For a moment, standing onstage while pretending not to notice Jobs,
Sculley thought back to a friendly trip they had taken a year earlier to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to visit Jobs's hero, Edwin Land.
He had been dethroned from the company he created, Polaroid, and Jobs had said to Sculley in disgust,
"All he did was blow a lousy few million and they took his company away from him."
Now, Sculley reflected, he was taking Jobs's company away from him.
As Sculley went over the organizational chart, he introduced Gassee as the new head of a combined Macintosh and Apple II product group.
On the chart was a small box labeled "chairman" with no lines connecting to it, not to Sculley or to anyone else.