Recently I’ve come across this TED Talk and some lectures by John Elder Robison.
A name most guitar makers won’t be famiar with, but I am quite sure they will know his work; he made the extravagant smoke breathing, light flashing and rocket lauching guitars for Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley.
But some of his other works have even had a greater impact in the music world; the sound systems and effects he made for Pink Floyd.
Or later the toys he designed for Milton Bradley.
His story is a classic example of a gifted aspergers drop-out. Something I can relate to. The only difference is that he has arrived at something he’s quite comfortable and at ease with. While for me it’s still a daily struggle.
He also wrote a couple of books on the subject; “Look me in the eye” and “Be different”, in which he tells about his life with undiagnosed Aspergers.