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Steve's career left a mark on many industries, notably for his particular
torture management tactics and "vision".
He also refused to pay a non-court-ordered child support requested by his ex-girlfriend, whom he impregnated, that consisted entirely of a one-time payment of $20,000. This was long after he'd become a millionaire. Even though he refused to have the kid in his life (until much later), he didn't mind naming an entire brand of computers after her and making boatloads of cash from it.
Jobs was a fruitarian, of varying degrees of fidelity. His doctors warned that an all fruit diet would screw up his pancreas, but what do doctors know about how the body works? He believed that he lacked body odour because of this diet, so he didn't use deodorant or shower regularly. Everyone else... had different opinions.
He was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in 2004, which had absolutely nothing to do with a diet that screws up the pancreas.Do You Believe That? Brian Dunning has suggested he refrained from proper medical treatment at first, preferring woo, thus hastening his death. During this time, he needed a new liver to extend his life a bit, which he got almost immediately because screw everyone else for not being filthy rich. He eventually died in 2011.
Full of shit
“”Steve had managed to get Don Knuth, the legendary Stanford professor of computer science, to give a lunchtime lecture to the Mac team. Knuth is the author of at least a dozen books, including the massive and somewhat impenetrable trilogy "The Art of Computer Programming."
I was sitting in Steve's office when Lynn Takahashi, Steve's assistant, announced Knuth's arrival. Steve bounced out of his chair, bounded over to the door and extended a welcoming hand.
"It's a pleasure to meet you, Professor Knuth," Steve said. "I've read all of your books.""You're full of shit," Knuth responded.
|—It's highly unlikely that Jobs, not being a techie, would have been able to comprehend any of Knuth's work, as even many techies struggle with it|
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