The old board met in late July to ratify the transition.
Woolard, who was as genteel as Jobs was prickly, was mildly taken aback when Jobs appeared dressed in jeans and sneakers,
and he worried that Jobs might start berating the veteran board members for screwing up.
But Jobs merely offered a pleasant "Hi, everyone."
They got down to the business of voting to accept the resignations,
elect Jobs to the board, and empower Woolard and Jobs to find new board members.
Jobs's first recruit was, not surprisingly, Larry Ellison.
He said he would be pleased to join, but he hated attending meetings.
Jobs said it would be fine if he came to only half of them.
After a while Ellison was coming to only a third of the meetings.
Jobs took a picture of him that had appeared on the cover of Business Week
and had it blown up to life size and pasted on a cardboard cutout to put in his chair.