The government just released the FBI file on Steve Jobs, including a background check for a presidential appointment in 1991 and a bomb threat against him in 1985. They included interview with friends and colleagues to make sure there was nothing in his past that would open him to blackmail, according to Wired.
One person who was interviewed mentioned Jobs’ drug use, including LSD during his time at school. He had admitted to that in the past. Another said Jobs couldn’t be trusted and claimed that he was able to create a “reality-distortion field.” Perhaps that guy was sampling a little of the LSD too? “Several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs’ honesty stating that Mr. Jobs
will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals,”
the report says.
People had nice things to say as well. One former colleague says that although Jobs was “not an engineer
in the real sense, he understands base technology and technical jargon
to the extent that he is an innovative force within the technical
community, in terms of the contributions he has made.”
The 191-page FBI file (.pdf), which was released following a Freedom of Information Act request by a number of publications. Steve, we miss you and we really don’t care if you created a reality-distortion field. You gave us a pocket-sized magic box that can do just about anything. Thank you.