Steve Jobs did drugs and sometimes he wasn’t completely honest.
No I’m not recapping his biography... I’m recapping his FBI file.
Wired says the U.S. government released the Apple cofounder’s FBI file (.pdf) Thursday, which included details of a background check done for a potential presidential appointment in 1991 and a bomb threat against Jobs in ‘85.
It turns out he had a top secret government security clearance while working at Pixar, which I assume had to do with the original purposes to which the Pixar computers were put, not the intricacies of “A Bug’s Life.”
Facts in the background check are really old news now, though might have been a bit more revelatory at the time. Back in ’91 Bush-the-elder was thinking of appointing Jobs to the president’s Export Council. Interviews with friends detailed his use of drugs as well as the belief by some of his friends that he would "twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals."
They didn’t think any of that should keep him from getting the appointment though, which he did.
Wired and other media outlets obtained the file through a Freedom of Information Act request following Jobs’ death last year.