Dear Ms. Feverfew –
I guess because I have been living under a rock for the past 38 years, I had no idea that Steve Jobs of Apple/Pixar fame is an adoptee.
Huh. Who knew. Well, other than the whole rest of the world. Turns out people have decided he is much more like his biological parents than his adoptive parents. (No big surprise there since intelligence is a heritable trait).
Turns out his parents got married a few months after he was placed for adoption and went on to have one more child, a successful genius/writer named Mona Simpson. His sister is married…to a man whose last name is Appel. No joke – you can’t make this kind of stuff up. Of his relationship with her, Jobs says only: “We’re family. She’s one of my best friends in the world. I call her and talk to her every couple of days.” After meeting her and noting their striking similarities, Jobs firmly decided that nature far outweighs nurture.
Seriously, how on earth did I miss this information? (Asked as I type on my 24″ Mac with my iPod charging).