updated 02:45 pm EST, Tue November 1, 2005
Jobs lashes out at author
On Friday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs 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.