People also had to put up with Jobs's occasional irrational or incorrect assertions.
To both family and colleagues,
he was apt to declare, with great conviction, some scientific or historical fact that had scant relationship to reality.
"There can be something he knows absolutely nothing about, and because of his crazy style and utter conviction,
he can convince people that he knows what he's talking about," said Ive, who described the trait as weirdly endearing.
Yet with his eye for detail, Jobs sometimes correctly pounced on tiny things others had missed.
Lee Clow recalled showing Jobs a cut of a commercial, making some minor changes he requested,
and then being assaulted with a tirade about how the ad had been completely destroyed.
"He discovered we had cut two extra frames, something so fleeting it was nearly impossible to notice," said Clow.
"But he wanted to be sure that an image hit at the exact moment as a beat of the music, and he was totally right."