Lisa Jobs Thinks There Was No Place For Her In Her Father’s Life As She Was Even Made To Take A DNA Test
When the legend of the century dies, people come to understand nothing is eternal and even the richest and most powerful people's lives come to an end.
Steve Job's death
Steve Jobs died at his home in California in 2011 with family by his side. The death happened due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated pancreatic tumor.
It was hard, his last words were monosyllables and here's how his sister, Mona Simpson, remembers them:
Steve's final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he'd looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve's final words were: 'Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.'
Steve loved his family as well as his family loved him, but their life wasn't without complications. 23 is the age when Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan had a daughter and named her Lisa.
Lisa says he was not generous with money, or food, or words according to Vanity Fair:
For him, I was a blot on a spectacular ascent, as our story did not fit with the narrative of greatness and virtue he might have wanted for himself. My existence ruined his streak. For me, it was the opposite: the closer I was to him, the less I would feel ashamed.
Especially when she asked him if she could have his Porche. According to Lisa, as quoted by Vanity Fair here's what he said:
You’re not getting anything. You understand? Nothing. You’re getting nothing.
In the beginning, Steve Jobs didn't admit Lisa was his daughter and he needed a DNA test with 94.4% of certainty to admit that.
Lisa's name equals project's name?
First, Jobs denied she was his daughter, then he denied he named a computer project after her, the Apple Lisa. He claimed that his team came up with the phrase "Local Integrated Systems Architecture" as an alternative explanation for the project's name.
Finally, when Lisa was grown up and they visited Bono's villa together, he admitted to Bono it was named after his daughter.
All in all, it takes a great courage to admit your mistakes but it's always better late than never, and Steve Jobs seems to have got the lesson.