Jack Dorsey’s payment service Square was called Squirrel until the time of lunch. At Apple cafeteria it seems Steve Jobs was telling Dorsey to drop the woodsy Acorn look and go with something white, minimal and squared off.
Dan Rosen told me via Twitter that Dorsey was actually having lunch with Apple SVP of iPhone Software Scott Forstall when he saw a point-of-sale system in the Apple cafe from a company named ‘Squirrel systems’, so he had to change the name of the company. You’d think he would have Googled it right?
The original design for the square credit card reader was acorn shaped.
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