Apple CEO Steve Jobs was officially inducted into the California Hall of Fame last night at the California Museum for History, Women & Arts.
Jobs - wearing his traditional blue jeans and a black shirt - rolled up to the red carpet reception along with a dozen other Californian notaries to be presented with a gold medal by state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver.
In a move guaranteed to nurture further talk of a deepening link between Apple Corps and Apple Inc, Jobs' soundtrack as he climbed the stage was the song, Revolution by The Beatles.
Shriver told local news channel NBC11 that convincing Jobs to attend the ceremony was the hard part. "He's trying to balance children, family, business, he doesn't like to be singled out," she said. "He believes that Apple is the star of the Silicon Valley, not him."
Other inductees included: Elizabeth Taylor, Tiger Woods and Willie Mays, Ansel Adams, winemaker Robert Mondavi, actress Rita Moreno, Jackie Robinson, polio vaccine inventor Jonas Salk, former California Governor Earl Warren and John Wayne.