Forbidden Fruit: Thirty years of oppressive spiritual cultivation at Apple (Bibliography)

Inside the Church of Apple and the living word of Steve Jobs

Cher Scarlett
Published in
40 min readFeb 9


  1. Welcome to Apple
  2. A Fortress of Secrecy and Spirituality
  3. Pale Blue: Connecting dots to death in #AppleToo
  4. The ultimate sophistication of Thinking Different
  5. Out of the Bondi Blue, a Pink Pearl Apple emerges

This is mostly about Apple, but there’s references to things that require giving credit where it is due. This wasn’t done alone. #AppleToo was hundreds of victims sharing their stories. Apple Together is hundreds of employees around the world working to better their workplace. Forbidden Fruit is decades upon decades of mighty fine journalism and memoir writing.

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.

Marie Curie

I am but a compendium
of those that came before me.

I stand not in a spotlight,
not on the shoulders of giants.

I journeyed up this mountain
to love and to lose,
to learn and to grow,
to be seen and to leave
my pearls of wisdom
in the fountain of knowledge;
so the next
defiantly curious woman
climbs out of a dark shell
and sparks her opus.