So as long as we’re on the subject of Steve Jobs, how about a little conspiracy theory about him?
It was well known by obsessive Apple fans that Steve had a barcode instead of a license plate on his car. Some believed this was because he had some special deal with the state of California, and many said that there was some kind of secret club of superstar celebrities and business leaders that allowed them to have a futuristic barcode instead of a plate. I remember reading old articles where it was speculated that this gave him special privileges; perhaps immunity from traffic citations, or special services from the motor vehicle department.
Do you know the truth? If you don’t, think a moment before reading on.
If Steve was a member of the Illuminati, this was not one of his perks. California gives you six months to put plates on a new car. Steve leased a new Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG every six months, and consequently was never required to have plates. He preferred his car not to be readily identifiable to paparazzi, and so he never put the plates on. We Californians are a laid-back bunch, so you’ll see many of us driving around with no plates. Also we like to impress each other with how new our car is.
And that barcode? Nope, not an Illuminati ID. That’s just the car’s VIN number; Mercedes-Benz sticks a similar barcode there on all their cars.