Just read some of this memoir by the 1st daughter of Steve Jobs, whom he neglected, & some of her mom's memoir. Both take different approaches & neither demonizes him--no sour grapes--but they're both so sad for what they illuminate about him, & the women's status & life options. pic.twitter.com/CCoeHKU1NT
After I read them, I recalled the part of Adele Goldberg's reminisces where Jobs visits Xerox PARC & she refuses to show him her projects because she knows he's just gonna rip them off, but then her boss forces Goldberg to show Jobs everything, much to her anger and chagrin.
It got me thinking: what would a history of Jobs, drawing only on sources written by women, look like? We so often as historians have to reconstruct women's lives from archival gaps, from narratives that disdained them or intentionally cut them out. What if we flipped the script?