Albert Hofmann

Dr. LSD to Steve Jobs: How was your trip?

July 9, 2009: 9:59 AM ET
Albert Hofmann. Photo: Stefan Pangritz

Albert Hofmann. Photo: Stefan Pangritz

"Dear Mr. Jobs," begins the 2007 letter from Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann to Apple's (AAPL) CEO. "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."

Hofmann, as students of the sixties will recall, was the chemist who first synthesized, ingested and experienced the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide.

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