Cliffsnotes: Steve Jobs FBI File

  • A newly released FBI file on Steve Jobs is circulating all over the news universe this morning. To save our readers some time, in short, it doesn’t contain much. Here are the few interesting tidbits:

    – Jobs was being considered for a possible presidential appointment during George H. W. Bush’s term. The interviews were conducted with his colleagues and friends.

    – Some concern was raised about Jobs’ history of past drug use. The FBI probably would have been a lot more concerned with Jobs actually thoughts on drugs, like what he said about Bill Gates in the (much more telling) biography written by Walter Isaacson ” [Bill Gates would] be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”

    – “Several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs’ honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals,” said the report.

    That’s it. If readers are interested in learning more about the iconic innovator, the newly released biography on his life goes into much more detail, and reveals how a life obsessed with design and detail crafted the world’s most powerful technology company.