The Steve Jobs Mythos

Since Steve Jobs’ death, he’s been the subject of books, documentaries, and two motion pictures. It seems to me he is increasingly being painted in one dimension. People are eager to give him credit for everything that came out of Apple while at the same time boiling his personality down to nothing more than his worst traits. I never met Steve Jobs but I’ve known several people that did and the story I get from his friends and co-workers is that everything about Steve was the exact opposite of one-dimensional. 

I think part of the problem is that Apple is so secretive that much about Steve at Apple won’t really see the light of day for years to come and outside of Apple, he was very private. Either way, I do hope that at some point we’ll all back away from the caricature that has emerged over the years since his death.