Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Underbelly Goes All People Magazine
Maybe it's just fluff but I'm surprised more is not made of the fact that Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison are both the children of what we Victorians would have called "unwed mothers?" Link, link, And that Jeff Bezos comes close? None of the three uses the name of his birth father; indeed, so far as I can tell, none had much of any contact with the birth father. Bezos was raised by his mother; the other two were not. I resist the temptation to psychologize. And in fairness, I acknowledge that Bill Gates is the child of iimpeccable upper-middle-class respectability.