Latkefest 2013. Key ingredient: creme fraiche. Photos courtesy of my friend you see in the bottom right image: Noel Plummer. Biodegradeable menorah courtesy of my clever girlfriend. A pack of clementines will run you less than a metal menorah and are way easier to clean.
Taken as part of a legacy for one of the most successful tech innovators, these pranks are read as endearing and playful. The reader should like Steve Jobs even more knowing he was somewhat of a rapscallion as a child. However, I struggle thinking about what happens to trouble-making boys today. In particular, young men of color who might have similar dispositions for mischief would not be afforded the same kinds of opportunities; they would likely follow a statistically significant pathway of youthful trouble to incarceration that is found in today’s school to prison pipeline.