Joe Nocera Gets a Call From Steve Jobs

Joe Nocera, in a column about his investigation into the state of Steve Jobs’s health:

On Thursday afternoon, several hours after I’d gotten my final “Steve’s health is a private matter” — and much to my amazement — Mr. Jobs called me. “This is Steve Jobs,” he began. “You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.” After that rather arresting opening, he went on to say that he would give me some details about his recent health problems, but only if I would agree to keep them off the record.

Now that’s how you start a phone call. Christ, I love Steve Jobs.

Saturday, 26 July 2008