The leaks from the Steve Jobs biography have been plentiful today. But this clip from Sunday's 60 Minutes profile gives us a rare opportunity to hear one of the most serendipitous moments of Jobs' life — from his own voice.
Jobs famously never knew his biological father. But, as the AP and others reported earlier, he unknowlingly met him once, years ago, at a restaurant that the man managed and that Jobs frequented. The two introduced themselves, shook hands and went on with their nights and their lives. The dots were connected years later, by Mona, his biological sister. Jobs never reached out.
In the link below, Jobs relates the story to his biographer, Walter Isaacson. He does it without emotion. He's moving around the room, distracted. It's a tale told by a man who's spoken it often enough to create a distance from it, who outwardly (and perhaps inwardly) could not care less about the man who brought him into this world. From a man who determined to live his own life, and not anyone else's.
If you had any doubts about watching before, you shouldn't now.