7 Obscure Facts About Steve Jobs
He has a novelist sister, for one
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2011 1:00 PM CDT
Steve Jobs stands in front of an old photo of himself and Steve Wozniak at work.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

(Newser) The Week culls Steve Jobs coverage to present seven little-known facts about him, including:

  • Famous sister: His biological sister is novelist Mona Simpson, who once "painted a not-altogether-flattering picture of Jobs in her Silicon Valley novel, A Regular Guy." Still, Jobs called her one of his "best friends."
  • Calligraphy: He dropped out of liberal Reed College in Portland, but he said a calligraphy course he took there influenced his Apple products.

  • Acid trip: He tried LSD and called it "one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life." (This one is from the New York Times.)
  • Famous date: He once dated folk singer Joan Baez.
Click for the full list or here to see how he differed from Thomas Edison.