Skip to comments.Jobs asks biographer "Are you a nut case?"
Posted on 11/01/2005 2:30:45 PM PST by Panerai
On Friday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs lashed out at an author who wrote an article about the untold story of Jobs' biological father, according to a report The New York Daily News. Biographer Fredric Alan Maxwell last week emailed Jobs a 4,000-word article he wrote for Fast Company magazine about Jobs' biological father, reportedly a Syrian immigrant and political science professor named Abdulfattah Jandali. The report says that Jobs simply replied with "Are you a nut case?" and signed the email with his traditional one-line closing "Steve." Maxwell, who says that Jobs doesn't enjoy close scrutiny, responded back "Are you?"
According to the Daily News, the "Montana-based author has been pushing Jobs' buttons for a while, even conducting 18 months of research for an unauthorized biography before Penguin Group's Portfolio imprint pulled the plug earlier this year [and] finally sent Jobs the piece about his birth father after Fast Company killed it." Earlier this year, Maxwell was stripped of his press credentials when he tried to enter Jobs' keynote speech at the MacWorld event in San Francisco.
2rd grade. Surprised he didn't fire back with "I know you are but what am I?"
I see a court date in Maxwell's not too distant future.
That's 3rd grade ;)
No, he's not a nut case he's just a typical American journalist/papparazzi seeking out juicy tidbits to tittilate the emptyheaded peeping toms out there hungry for any piece of personal information about their celebrities.
Whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you.
"Oh Yeah? Says Who?"
Oh, to be one of the "beautiful people".
Well, this unauthorized "biographer" sounds a bit obsessive and stalkerish to me, too.
Well, what do we know about Andy Grove (Intel)?
Might I take this time to point out that this would make Steve Jobs the son of an Immigrant......
"I know you are, but what am I?"
nut case? who has algore on their board?
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