A quote from Wired’s article on the Apple “Spaceship” Campus stood out to me:
At one point, Behling recalls, Jobs discussed the walls he had in mind for the offices: “He knew exactly what timber he wanted, but not just ‘I like oak’ or ‘I like maple.’ He knew it had to be quarter-cut. It had to be cut in the winter, ideally in January, to have the least amount of sap and sugar content. We were all sitting there, architects with gray hair, going, ‘Holy shit!’”
Great read, and brings back memories of Jobs’ famous attention to detail.
Update: Now that the new Apple Campus is open, Wired has a great story about it. That’s also where I got the picture above from.