In an interview with John Markoff for Markoff's book, What the Doormouse Said, about the counterculture's
influence on Silicon Valley, the Apple co-founder confided that "taking LSD was one of the two or three most important
things he had done in his life." During that interview, Jobs intimated that the trippy graphics that early iTunes players produced
in synch with music reminded him of his youthful psychedelic experiences. Jobs' openness about his drug use prompted Albert
Hoffman, the Swiss chemist who first synthesized LSD in 1938, to ask him to
help fund a study of LSD-assisted psychotherapy. Jobs reportedly never funded any of the research.