Steve Jobs' caretaker is gonna have to put another peeping Tom in the Trash Bin.
(via redditor TheHorseSizedDuck)
For one brief, shining moment this week, Steve Jobs was alive again. Photographic evidence had proved that he was living in secret in Brazil, being pushed around in a wheelchair by an attendant. Of course, like an Apple keynote address promising everyone free iPhones, it was too good to be true.
Not a dead CEO, just a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Dammit. (via)
Instead of an inspiring genius with maddening qualities who ignored cancer treatments that would almost certainly have saved his life, it turned out to be an inspiring man with no known maddening qualities who only ignores doctors when they tell him his actually incurable disease will keep him from doing what he loves.
Not enough rounded rectangles on that wheelchair for it to be Steve Jobs.
The spoilsports over at Valleywag, who had published this photo earlier, got emails from people revealing the true identity of the paralyzed man in the photo, including from the man himself, Andy Hahn. Because Valleywag hates fun, I guess, they shared the truth with the world.
Oh well. I suppose one might argue that maybe it's better that we got to read about Andy's refusal to back down in the face of Lou Gehrig's Disease than to discover that Steve Jobs had coldly deceived the entire world and possibly his own family into thinking he was dead. I mean, if Steve Jobs was still alive, Walter Isaacson might have had time to edit his biography of Jobs down from its current length of a billion pages (I didn't do an exact count, but that's what it felt like). Maybe someone can write a slightly shorter biography of Hahn one day, because he seems to have a pretty good attitude about things.
I'm kinda glad he's not constantly re-inventing the high-velocity rifle like Jobs.
Whether or not you approve of hunting, you should approve of not laying down in the face of overwhelming odds. If you'd like to contact Hahn for some motivational speaking or something, he's got some simple instructions.
That's a pretty common name in Rio, I gather. (via Gawker)
(by Johnny McNulty)