“Visionary Apple founder Steve Jobs was reluctant to discuss his family, leaving some to speculate that he had neglected his personal life in favour of his career,” Hugo Gye reports for The Mail Online.
“But a video has emerged which shows that his son is following in his famous father’s footsteps, outshining his schoolmates on a TV quiz show,” Gye reports. “And Reed Jobs appears to have been inspired by his father’s struggle with cancer, as he proclaims his wish to become an oncologist.”
Gye reports, “Reed appeared on Quiz Kids, a public-access show broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area, last year, when he was a high school senior. He used the name ‘Reed Powell,’ adopting his mother’s maiden name in order to keep a low profile.”
“Reed, now 20 and a student at Stanford, also showed how his father had affected him when he told the host of Quiz Kids what he was working on at school,” Gye reports. “‘We’re trying to find some new genes for colon cancer,’ he said, ‘which would signal for susceptibility to that disease.’ He added that he hoped to have a career as an oncologist – which would enable him to save others from the disease which killed his father at the age of 56.”
More info, photos, and video in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Alex” for the heads up.]