by Rod D. Martin
June 8, 2011

Okay, I hate to refer to the great Steve Jobs as “an aging hippie”, but it is what it is, and after all, this is a man who put Al Gore on his board.

So it was pretty amusing to see this tidbit buried in a story about Apple’s planned new campus in Cupertino.

One of the city councilors asked what the citizens of Cupertino would get from the new campus, and in particular brought up a free Wi-Fi network, like Google offers in Mountain View. Steve responded that Apple was the largest taxpayer in Cupertino and he felt that the tax benefits to having a company like Apple in Cupertino was benefit enough and the city should be providing a service like that.

“If we can get out of paying taxes, we would be glad to provide free Wi-Fi.”

Story is here.  It’s pretty sweet (on its own merits).