“Did computer geek Steve Jobs have a system meltdown? On Friday, the svengali-like CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animated [sic] Studios lashed out at author Fredric Alan Maxwell after he sent Jobs a 4,000-word article he wrote for Fast Company magazine about the untold story of Jobs’ biological father, a Syrian immigrant and political science professor named Abdulfattah Jandali,” Lloyd Grove reports for The New York Daily News.
“‘Are you a nut case?’ Jobs demanded, signing the oneliner ‘Steve.’ Maxwell fired back: ‘Are you?’ 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,” Grove reports. “He finally sent Jobs the piece about his birth father after Fast Company killed it.”
Full article here.
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It’s “Pixar Animation Studios,” not “Pixar Animated Studios.” This Maxwell guys seems to excel at having his work killed before it ever gets published.