Bloomberg Businessweek also released a commemorative issue of its magazine remembering the life of Jobs. The cover of the magazine features Apple-like simplicity, with a black-and-white, up-close photo of Jobs and his years of birth and death. In tribute to Jobs's minimalist style, the issue was published without advertisements. It featured extensive essays by Steve Jurvetson , John Sculley , Sean Wisely, William Gibson, and Walter Isaacson . Similarly to Time 's commemorative issue, Isaacson's essay served as a preview of Steve Jobs .
Jobs astonishing life makes for good story fodder. Raised by adoptive parents, he led Apple and popularized the modern personal computer with the Macintosh before being kicked out of his company. In his wilderness years, he made a separate fortune with Pixar before returning to Apple in triumph. Jobs was also famously difficult to work with. “He had a daughter [he initially abandoned] and cancer, all things which didn’t fit into boxes,” says Bates. “At the heart, there’s this conflict between the minimalist devices and the tension and beautiful nature of life. Those contradictions are fascinating and the stuff of opera.”
Jobs told his official biographer that after meeting Simpson, he wanted to become involved in her ongoing search for their father. When Jandali was found working in Sacramento, Jobs decided that only Simpson would meet him. Jandali and Simpson spoke for several hours at which point he told her that he had left teaching to join the restaurant business. He also said that he and Schieble had given another child away for adoption but that "we'll never see that baby again. That baby's gone." (Simpson did not mention that she had met Jobs).  Jandali further told Simpson that he once managed a Mediterranean restaurant near San Jose and that "all of the successful technology people used to come there. Even Steve Jobs... oh yeah, he used to come in, and he was a sweet guy, and a big tipper."  After hearing about the visit, Jobs recalled that "it was amazing... I had been to that restaurant a few times and I remember meeting the owner. He was Syrian. Balding. We shook hands."  However, Jobs did not want to meet Jandali because "I was a wealthy man by then, and I didn't trust him not to try to blackmail me or go to the press about it... I asked Mona not to tell him about me."  Jandali later discovered his relationship to Jobs through an online blog. He then contacted Simpson and asked "what is this thing about Steve Jobs?" Simpson told him that it was true and later commented, "My father is thoughtful and a beautiful storyteller, but he is very, very passive... he never contacted Steve."  Because Simpson, herself, researched her Syrian roots and began to meet members of the family, she assumed that Jobs would eventually want to meet their father, but he never did.   Simpson fictionalized the search for their father in the 1992 novel, The Lost Father . She would also create a fictional portrait of Jobs in the 1996 novel, A Regular Guy.