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Steve Jobs lied about naming Apple Lisa after daughter

05 August 2018

Late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs has revealed in her upcoming memoir that her father lied about naming a computer after her. Lisa-Brennan Jobs was born in 1978, and Apple Lisa was released in 1983; hence it was believed that Steve named the computer after his daughter.

I was three years old; I didn't. In excerpts released to Vanity Fair, she admits that their reconciliation wasn't of the kind you see in movies, and it certainly didn't help erase all those bad memories that piled up through the years.

Chrisann Brennan and daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs relied on welfare while Steve Jobs drove Porsches. "As our story did not fit with the narrative of greatness and virtue he might have wanted for himself".

She saw Jobs fairly regularly throughout her childhood and remembers him dropping by to roller skate with her around the neighbourhood, rarely speaking.

Another topic Brennan-Jobs writes about in a later section of the book is of her personal experience being under the impression that her dad named Apple's early 1980s LISA computer after her, saying how it made her "feel closer to Jobs".

When she was in high school, she finally asked him about it.

"That's the first time he's said yes", she told Bono.

"You know who I am?" he asked.

Brennan-Jobs wrote Jobs was ordered to pay child support and later provided her with medical insurance until she was 18.

Ms Brennan-Jobs also details how, as a child, she heard rumours that her father would purchase a new Porsche auto each time he scratched his.

"'You're not getting anything, ' he said. My existence ruined his streak", she wrote. Lisa claims she once overheard her mother tell her boyfriend that whenever Steve got a scratch on his Porsche, he would get a new one.

"I don't remember feeling at a disadvantage with my friends who had fathers, only that there was at my fingertips another magical identity, an extra thing that started to itch and tingle when I felt small, and it was like pressure building inside me, and then I had to find a way to say it". I had black hair and a big nose, and Robert said, "She sure looks like you". "You understand? Nothing. You're getting nothing".

In one memory she recollected how she had heard that her father got a new Porsche whenever he scratched his, so she asked him if she could have his auto when he was done with it. I didn't know. His voice hurt-sharp, in my chest, Brennan-Jobs recounts.

Lisa Brennan-Jobs's book, Small Fry, describes how the warmth of fatherhood evaded him even as he lay on his deathbed.

Steve Jobs lied about naming Apple Lisa after daughter