This is off the wall & a bit irreverent — hate to attack the dead — but I couldn’t help wondering if Steven Jobs’s personality had a lot to do with his Syrian father. In his dealings with people he seemed very Arabic — hotheaded, vain, cunning, vicious, impetulant. At the same time he considered himself a poet & a romantic (other Arab traits). “Reality distortion” is a very Middle Eastern mentality.
Just my .02.
Brilliant insight, and dead-on. Jobs was also the nastiest level of progressive Leftist. Bill and Hillary stayed at his house more than once. The level of adulation that hustler still commands is revolting.
And this is not a criticism of Apple. In fact, is a defense of the hundreds, if not thousands of people who worked there who were crushed under Jobs' malignant narcissism, if not robbed of their work outright.
After all, there's a reason so many top people quit, and why Woz wouldn't talk to him for years at a time.