Steve Jobs' childhood home considered for historical designation

By Shawn Knight
Sep 24, 2013
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  1. 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, may not ring any bells right now but if the Los Altos Historical Commission has their way, it might one day. That’s the address of the single-story, ranch-style house where the Jobs family...

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  2. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 245   +62

    Family car to the Smithsonian, picture of the kids to the Louvre, the "document" to the Tower of London.
  3. Fanboy Heaven? They should donate the house to a would be a bigger donation than Jobs ever made.
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  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 852   +352

    For the CURRENT homeowner, I feel sorry for them, if they do designate this as a "historical" building. You think neighborhood covenants are bad, just try to make ONE change to the home and see the roadblocks you run into. My company has tried to install office machines, networked, in a few buildings with a historical designation, and it is a nightmare. You can't drill holes, you can run cables that are already not installed, you have to use wireless, which is a pain sitting right next to a major roadway. The homeowner currently would be better off to have the home burn to the ground, and rebuild it if this goes through, or ditch the home QUICKLY. Oh, but this is a residence, not a commercial building, it won't be that bad. If you were the homeowner, would you want to take that chance? You'll never be able to sell it because no one wants to be trapped in a home they can't change at their pleasure.
  5. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,616   +492

    This is the most moronic thing I've seen in a while, and I watched a crack head try to climb over a fence on the weekend, it took him almost 30 minutes to realize he could use the gate 40 feet away. The current owners should put it the house up on ebay and wait for a fanboy to buy it for more than market value, something they're already used to being apple customers already.
  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +90

    The current owners could always do what Jobs did when we was faced with the same situation. Let it deteriorate and fall apart.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    It should just stay the way it is or be auctioned off. It is not that special.
  8. Yikes, another addition to the ever growing iCult
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    C'mon man, this is ridiculous. As savvy & astute as Steve Jobs was, his main goal was to make lots of money in which he succeeded. There's nothing noble about that. If mankind benefited from his work then it would be a different story.
    The sad thing is that this house will sell for a lot more than it's worth and that's the Apple story we're all so familiar with.
  10. "The sad thing is that this house will sell for a lot more than it's worth and that's the Apple story we're all so familiar with."

    And then patent ranch-style homes like this.

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