07 Oct '11, 8am

Quite a guy. Steve Jobs authorized the "tell all" biography so his kids could know him

CUPERTINO, California (Reuters) - Steve Jobs, in pain and too weak to climb stairs a few weeks before his death, wanted his children to understand why he wasn't always there for them, according to the author of his highly anticipated biography. 'I wanted my kids to know me,' Jobs was quoted as saying by Pulitzer Prize nominee Walter Isaacson, when he asked the Apple Inc co-founder why he authorised a tell-all biography after living a private, almost ascetic life. 'I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did,' Jobs told Mr Isaacson in their final interview at Jobs' home in Palo Alto, California. Mr Isaacson said he visited Jobs for the last time a few weeks ago and found him curled up in some pain in a downstairs bedroom. Jobs had moved there because he was too weak to go up and down stairs, 'but his mind was still sharp and hi...

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