Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Profile Lisa Brennan-Jobs has written a memoir about her famous father. The details are damning, but she doesn’t want them to be. What Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him. Credit Frances F. Denny for The New York Times Supported by ByNellie Bowles Aug. 23, 2018 When Steve Jobs told his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs that the Apple Lisa computer was not named after her, it was not a cruel lie to a little girl, she insists — he was teaching her “not to ride on his coattails.” When Mr. Jobs refused to install heat in her bedroom, he was not being callous, she says — he was instilling in her a “value system.” When a dying Mr. Jobs told Ms. Brennan-Jobs that she smelled “like a toilet,” it was not a hateful snipe, she maintains — he was merely showing her … [Read more...] about In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?
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“Nope. Sorry, kid.” That was Steve Jobs’ dismissive reply to his eldest daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the child of Steve and his high school girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, when Lisa asked whether the desktop computer Apple released in the early 1980s called the Lisa was named after her. She recounts that memory from her high school years in her forthcoming memoir “Small Fry,” which hits shelves Sept. 4, because she then connects it something that she remembers that happened later, when she was 27. Steve, who didn’t usually ask her to join him on vacations, had invited her to join a group that included her siblings on a yacht trip in the Mediterranean. Don't Miss: Hurry: AirPods are back in stock with a very rare discount on Amazon (These details come from an early adaption from the book published by Vanity Fair.) Off the southern coast of France, Steve said they’d be making a stop to meet a friend for lunch. The boat was docked. Everyone was … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs fanboys probably shouldn’t race to buy this memoir from his eldest daughter
It might seem obvious that the Apple Lisa, released in 1983, was named for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa, who was born in 1978. But in her upcoming memoir, Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs reveals that her father lied to her about the name up until she was 27, and it was U2 front man Bono who exposed the truth.In the fascinating and emotional excerpt, published in the September issue of Vanity Fair, Brennan-Jobs discusses her complicated relationship with her famous father, who denied paternity until a 1980 DNA test proved otherwise.As for the Lisa, it was a commercial failure, with 3,000 unsold computers later buried in a Utah landfill. When Brennan-Jobs bragged to her school friends about her namesake, they responded that they'd never heard of a computer called Lisa. But for Brennan-Jobs, the belief that it was named for her could bring her closer to the famous man who was, in some ways, more legend than family member. When she was in high school, she finally asked him … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs lied to his daughter about name of the Apple Lisa
Apple is one of the largest technology companies in the world. The iPhone has an install base of over 700 million people. And yet the company has always had a fraught relationship to gaming. Mac users know the pain of needing to run alternate operating systems to play popular PC games well. In a new facebook post, one of the creators of Doom, John Carmack, shared some of his own experiences interacting with the late Steve Jobs that helps shed more light on why that was the case. Carmack reportedly tried to break into a school to steal Apple II computers when he was only 14. While the burglary was uncesseful, his infatuation with Apple apparently lived on. In a sprawling post on Facebook, the programmer, who now works at Oculus, detailed his relationship with Jobs, dating back to the early days at the video game studio id Software. “As Id Software grew successful through Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D, the first major personal purchase I made wasn’t a car, but rather a … [Read more...] about Doom’s John Carmack Opens Up About Working With Steve Jobs
Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Sunday, May 06, 2018, 12:58 pm PT (03:58 pm ET) Twenty years ago today Steve Jobs introduced iMac, an ambitious new Mac aimed specifically at easy Internet access. It not only redefined the design and styling of tech products but charted a strategic course that would take Apple from being a minority PC maker to the world's most valuable tech company. Most importantly, iMac had an impact because it courageously made bold decisions that conventional thinking assumed to be wrong.Back on Track with iMac Just ten months prior to the iMac introduction (at the May 1998 event the company named "Back on Track"), Jobs and his hand-selected management team had taken over control of Apple and killed a series of projects and products to focus the company on two simple product lines: the 1997 white desktop Power Mac and a curvey black notebook PowerBook, both powered by a G3 processor. iMac was a unique opportunity for Apple to show off its core competency in … [Read more...] about 20 Years of iMac: Steve Jobs iconic internet machine that courageously reinvented Apple