Apple CEO Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs sounds like a bit of a bad apple in his newly released FBI file.
The late Apple founder behind iPads, iPods and the Pixar icon Buzz Lightyear had questionable moral character, a daughter he ignored for years and a history of getting buzzed himself, according to the highly redacted file released Thursday.
The file is based largely on a 1991 background check compiled after Jobs' bitter 1985 Apple ouster, when he was running NeXT, nurturing Pixar and a candidate for an appointment to President George H.W. Bush's export council.
His triumphant return to Apple and international rock star status were still years away.
"Several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs' honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth in order to achieve his goals," the report said.
One Jobs acquaintance called the computer genius "a deceptive individual who is not completely forthright and honest," the report stated.
It suggested "Mr. Jobs has integrity as long as he gets his way."
In Jobs' defense, the interview subjects still recommended him for the high-level appointment, which he didn't get.
"Honesty and integrity are not prerequisites to assume such a position," one of the interview subjects reportedly said.
Jobs died last October at age 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.