"If you go to slots, you will always be behind on the technology," Rubinstein argued.
"I don't care, that's what I want," Jobs snapped back.
They were having lunch at a sushi bar in San Francisco, and Jobs insisted that they continue the conversation over a walk.
"I want you to do the slot-load drive for me as a personal favor," Jobs asked.
Rubinstein agreed, of course, but he turned out to be right.
Panasonic came out with a CD drive that could rip and burn music,
and it was available first for computers that had old-fashioned tray loaders.
The effects of this would ripple over the next few years:
It would cause Apple to be slow in catering to users who wanted to rip and burn their own music,
but that would then force Apple to be imaginative and bold in finding a way to leapfrog over its competitors
when Jobs finally realized that he had to get into the music market.