Steve Jobs' FBI File Recounts Drug Use, Difficult Personality
A new report is released, but there's not much you probably didn't already know
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released its file on late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, shedding some light on what is already widely known about the inventor and businessman (that he was not well-liked by his co-workers) but not much in the way of news. The FBI issued the background check in 1991 when Jobs was being considered for an appointment to President George H. W. Bush's export counsel at the time.
The FBI talked to Jobs' friends and acquaintances and interviewed him personally. The report states that Jobs had experimented with marijuana, hashish and LSD from 1970 to 1974, but that he had not used drugs in the past five years, according to The Daily Beast.
Unflattering accounts of Jobs' personality, not unlike those elaborated in Walter Isaacson's biography, are to be found in the report. “Several sources questioned Mr. Jobs’ honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals," the report claims, though it also says that many of the inviduals interviewed still recommended him for the position despite his character flaws.
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