Originally posted by Mac_Doll
Wow, what chutspah! Freddy love, you should go on being your sweet, groupie-esque, trolling self! To Hell with one's privacy, right?
I know that will be considered childish and immature, but it boils my blood to see people like you that feel the need to dig into people's lives and unearth their "skeletons." Leave the man alone. Just respect him for the successful innovator that he is.
Well, I have nothing for, or against, someone doing an unauthorised bio.
But, many of the most important bio's in history have been done that way. Once someone has become a public persona, they give up their rights to much of the privacy that you or I can claim.
Jobs is prickly, but no more so than other famous people who didn't want their bio's publicly aired. Or, who wanted to control just what was said, so that they would appear to be squeaky clean, when they were not.
I'm not sure how these issues can be worked out.
The fact that the Constitution itself allows this, says much as to the importance of getting true information out about those in society who have chosen to be leaders of one sort or another.
While it might seem to be trivial to write something that a Jobs might not like, it goes to the heart of our democracy to be able to find the flaws of those who control either the political, or economic wealth of the nation, and to be able to publish those flaws, even when minor, as it is in this case.
If, when Henry Ford was being lauded, way back then, he had chosen to run for president, as some had urged him to do, it would have been good to know how much of a virulent anti-semite he was. That was something that those in the upper business and political community knew, but was something the masses did not. His public image was very different.
Should a bio of him at the time have included that information, or, should he have been able to prevent that information from coming out?
Again, even though this article on Jobs is trivial, it exists within the same concept of freedom of the press, which, no doubt, you, and others, will be quick to defend otherwise.
Please think on that for a while before rushing to judgement.