The biography of the legendary Apple boss Steve Jobs, released Monday in the U.S., portrays a complex man who has always refused to meet his biological father and did not hesitate to criticize President Barack Obama at their first meeting.
“When I searched for my biological mother, obviously I was also looking for my biological father. I learned a little about him and I did not like what I learned,” Mr. Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson, in an interview audio posted Thursday by CBS television.
Adopted at birth by a couple of modest California, Mr. Jobs had finally identified his father, discovering that he had had the opportunity to shake his hand: this American born in Syria named Abdulfattah Jandal, calling himself John , has indeed given a Mediterranean restaurant in Silicon Valley, where Mr. Jobs has sometimes dined.
“I remember meeting the owner (the restaurant), a native of Syria, and was losing his hair. I shook his hand, he shook my hand and that’s it” hears we tell about the site of CBS.
Mr. Jobs has even said that he had asked his half-sister organic, with whom he had apparently there good relations, not to reveal his identity to their father: “I had become rich, and I feared that it makes me sing or alert the press, “he was justified, according to an excerpt from the book published by the Huffington Post.
Steve Jobs also appears critical of Barack Obama, which he almost refused a dinner invitation because he wanted the U.S. president calls her in person, as the Huffington Post.
“You started to form a single term,” Jobs reportedly said to Obama at the beginning of their first meeting.
The reason for his critics, summed up by the Huffington Post: Administration should be more understanding towards businesses, and follow the example of China where it would be easier to build factories “without regulation or unnecessary costs.”
In addition, Steve Jobs would have been disappointed by Obama because the president “does not want to offend anyone”, reported The New York Times, which also had access to books.
Steve Jobs would have proposed, however, to assist in the reelection campaign of President Obama. In 2008, he had already offered to help but “he was annoyed, saying the Obama strategist David Axelrod did not showed enough respect.”
The Apple boss, father of four, was also criticized Obama before the American education system “handicapped by the rules imposed by the unions,” writes Mr. Isaacson quoted by the Huffington Post. He believed that “as teachers’ unions would not be broken, there was virtually no hope for education reform.”
Bill Gates, Microsoft founder who was successively a partner and competitor, is not spared in the extracts from the biography quoted by the news website: “Bill is fundamentally unimaginative and has never invented anything, it ‘ That’s why I think it is more comfortable now in philanthropy as in technology. It was just blatantly biting other people’s ideas. “
But it is Google that is subject to the most scathing comments of the deceased. Steve Jobs reportedly told Mr. Isaacson, The New York Times, he was willing to spend “until his last breath” and spend all the cash for Apple to “right the wrong” done to him by Google usurping the iPhone patents for its Android operating system.
The patent battle is raging at the judicial level between Apple and manufacturers using Android.
Published by Simon & Schuster (a subsidiary of CBS), the biography is expected in the American bookstores Monday. In France “The Book of Jobs” will be released Nov. 2, according to JC Lattes.
Apple closed shops around the world
The Apple stores were closed worldwide on Wednesday mid-day for three hours to allow employees to take an online ceremony in memory of the legendary co-founder of Steve Jobs, who died Oct. 5.
At the same time, a tribute page to Steve Jobs was opened on the website of the company (apple.com / stevejobs / ) to enable fellows to leave messages. “The world has truly lost an exceptional man with a fantastic vision. He will be sorely missed,” wrote Dan.
At the Apple Store in Georgetown, in Washington, the great white curtains were drawn inside the store, just outside the window, to prevent onlookers from seeing what was going on in the store.Only a white sign stated: “we will be closed Wednesday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.”.
Similar scenes took place in dozens of other stores in the United States, Canada, France, according to Internet sites specializing in the Apple brand.
Unclear whether all the stores in the world were concerned, Apple has decided to withhold the tribute to Jobs.
This lack of communication has also angered some customers from buying their iPhone 4S at the wrong time. To those who came to the store in Georgetown Wednesday, an official Apple explained: “We have been instructed to close. We do not know why.”
“It irritates me. I came to buy my iPhone 4S and they will not tell me why it’s closed,” he told AFP Jane Johnson. “If someone had told me was to pay tribute to Steve Jobs would be different, I would not be in this state,” she said.
An employee of the “Apple Store” located on the prestigious Fifth Avenue in New York said Tuesday AFP that all Apple stores in the United States would be closed on Wednesday to allow employees to “look” at the ceremony the memory of Steve Jobs.
Apple has scheduled a ceremony for employees of the group Wednesday at the headquarters in Cupertino, near San Francisco. Sunday, a private tribute was held under tight security in a church of Stanford University campus, in the presence of some of the biggest names in the world of high-tech, the boss of Google Larry Page.
Steve Jobs, universally hailed as a visionary behind many inventions that have revolutionized the ratio of public to information technology, has died at age 56 as a result of cancer. He was buried during a private ceremony.