Albert Hofmann, the creator of LSD (better known as ‘acid’) in a Swiss lab sometime in the 1930s, once asked Steve Jobs how stopping LSD (aka ‘acid’) helped him make the Mac and thus sent the following letter to him:
Dear Mr. Steve Jobs,
Hello from Albert Hofmannn. I understand from media accounts that you feel LSD helped you creatively in your development of Apple Computers and your personal spiritual quest. I’m interested in learning more about how LSD was useful to you.
I’m writing now, shortly after my 101st birthday, to request that you support Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Peter Gasser’s proposed study of LSD-assisted psychotherapy in subjects with anxiety associated with life-threatening illness. This will become the first LSD-assisted psychotherapy study in over 35 years, and will be sponsored by MAPS.
I hope you will help in the transformation of my problem child into a wonder child.
Unfortunately, we may never know if Steve Jobs responded to Hofmann, but who knows though, maybe someone will dig something up with Steve’s response to Albert.