Thursday, November 03, 2005

Steve Jobs: Most Prominent Arab-American

Matt Marshall writes over on SiliconBeat:

We found this interesting. We saw it via RSS on Dan Gillmor's site, but are having a difficult time finding a link for it now (we've asked Dan what happened). Anyway, here is the nugget:

...The missing piece is the identity of his biological father, whose strange story, uncovered here for the first time, provides fresh insight into the sources of character that have made Steve Jobs one of the greatest icons of American business...

...And it turns out that Jobs, arguably the most fascinating figure in both Silicon Valley and Hollywood, can make yet another claim to exceptionalism: he is the most prominent living Arab-American. His biological father, Abdulfattah Jandali, immigrated from his native Syria at the age of 21 in 1952.


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