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Steve Jobs Can Finally Tear Down His Historic 1925 House

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Does anyone remember the year 2001 as it pertains to the history of Apple? 'Twas most momentous—a little product known as the iPod first hit the market, and it was at the time billed as a "breakthrough MP3 product that packs up to 1,000 CD-quality songs into an ultra-portable, 6.5 ounce design that fits in your pocket." The other important thing that happened for the company in 2001 was that CEO Steve Jobs applied for a demolition permit for the house he had lived in since the '80s, the historic Jackling House in Woodside, Calif. Ten years later, the preservationists have relented, permits have been granted, and demolition begins on the 17,250-square-foot Spanish Colonial Revival house this week. Jobs has plans to build a more modern (and modest) 4,910-square-foot house in its place. That's no comfort to certain folks at the National Trust for Historic Preservation; one went on the record and said, "Jobs does demolition because brains, billions and some Buddhism don’t buy wisdom or even basic respect for others." Burn!

· Apple Presents iPod [Apple]
· Demolition Begins on Steve Jobs's Woodside Mansion [Mercury News via UnBeige]
· Where Genius Sleeps: Blueprints For Steve Jobs's New Manse [Curbed National]