Brennan worked as a waitress and collected welfare checks to support herself and their baby daughter.Jobs publicly denied he was Lisa’s father for years, even though he took a paternity test in 1979 proving he was the dad.
At the first Apple party he even danced like he was from the forties.
So I could see the fit: Steve as a young man with all that American ingenuity from a less encumbered time, with that simple sense of right and wrong. Apple was taking off and Steve wasn’t in an airplane, he was in a rocket ship blasting out beyond the atmosphere of what anyone imagined possible. It was around this time that Steve, Daniel, and I moved into a rental in Cupertino.
It was like a game of Snakes and Ladders, with Steve as the game master. I didn’t know how to hold my own with him because he didn’t play fair. I knew that a solid relationship couldn’t be built on any one person winning, but I couldn’t understand why things kept slip-sliding away and breaking into pieces.
When we first moved into that house, I was by myself during the days when Steve and Daniel went off to Apple.
Steve often said that he had a strong sense of having had a past life as a World War II pilot.