Sometimes he made Drexler, Larry Ellison, and other trusted friends come look.
"On too many weekends, when he wasn't making me watch new scenes from Toy Story,
he made me go to the warehouse and look at the mockups for the store," Ellison said.
"He was obsessed by every detail of the aesthetic and the service experience.
It got to the point where I said, 'Steve I'm not coming to see you if you're going to make me go to the store again.'"
Ellison's company, Oracle, was developing software for the handheld checkout system, which avoided having a cash register counter.
On each visit Jobs prodded Ellison to figure out ways to streamline the process by eliminating some unnecessary step,
such as handing over the credit card or printing a receipt.
"If you look at the stores and the products, you will see Steve's obsession with beauty as simplicity
this Bauhaus aesthetic and wonderful minimalism, which goes all the way to the checkout process in the stores," said Ellison.
"It means the absolute minimum number of steps.
Steve gave us the exact, explicit recipe for how he wanted the checkout to work."