乔布斯传(MP3+中英字幕) 第82期:被遗弃者(5)
日期:2015-08-03 15:04



DNA tests were new, and the one that Jobs took was done at UCLA.
"I had read about DNA testing, and I was happy to do it to get things settled," he said.
The results were pretty dispositive.
"Probability of paternity...is 94.41%," the report read.
The California courts ordered Jobs to start paying $385 a month in child support, sign an agreement admitting paternity, and reimburse the county $5,856 in back welfare payments.
He was given visitation rights but for a long time didn't exercise them.
Even then Jobs continued at times to warp the reality around him.
"He finally told us on the board," Arthur Rock recalled, "but he kept insisting that there was a large probability that he wasn't the father. He was delusional."
He told a reporter for Time, Michael Moritz, that when you analyzed the statistics, it was clear that "28% of the male population in the United States could be the father."
It was not only a false claim but an odd one.
Worse yet, when Chrisann Brennan later heard what he said, she mistakenly thought that Jobs was hyperbolically claiming that she might have slept with 28% of the men in the United States.
"He was trying to paint me as a slut or a whore," she recalled.
"He spun the whore image onto me in order to not take responsibility."
Years later Jobs was remorseful for the way he behaved, one of the few times in his life he admitted as much:
I wish I had handled it differently. I could not see myself as a father then, so I didn't face up to it.
But when the test results showed she was my daughter, it's not true that I doubted it.
I agreed to support her until she was eighteen and give some money to Chrisann as well.
I found a house in Palo Alto and fixed it up and let them live there rent-free. Her mother found her great schools which I paid for. I tried to do the right thing.
But if I could do it over, I would do a better job.
Once the case was resolved, Jobs began to move on with his life—maturing in some respects, though not all.
He put aside drugs, eased away from being a strict vegan, and cut back the time he spent on Zen retreats.
He began getting stylish haircuts and buying suits and shirts from the upscale San Francisco haberdashery Wilkes Bashford.
And he settled into a serious relationship with one of Regis McKenna's employees, a beautiful Polynesian-Polish woman named Barbara Jasinski.
There was still, to be sure, a childlike rebellious streak in him.
He, Jasinski, and Kottke liked to go skinny-dipping in Felt Lake on the edge of Interstate 280 near Stanford,
and he bought a 1966 BMW R60/2 motorcycle that he adorned with orange tassels on the handlebars.
He could also still be bratty. He belittled waitresses and frequently returned food with the proclamation that it was "garbage."
At the company's first Halloween party, in 1979, he dressed in robes as Jesus Christ, an act of semi-ironic self-awareness that he considered funny but that caused a lot of eye rolling.
Even his initial stirrings of domesticity had some quirks.
He bought a proper house in the Los Gatos hills, which he adorned with a Maxfield Parrish painting, a Braun coffeemaker, and Henckels knives.
But because he was so obsessive when it came to selecting furnishings, it remained mostly barren, lacking beds or chairs or couches.
Instead his bedroom had a mattress in the center, framed pictures of Einstein and Maharaj-ji on the walls, and an Apple II on the floor.
在他的卧室里,中间放着一张床垫,还有镶在相框中的爱因斯坦和马哈拉杰-吉的照片,地上还有一台Apple II。


1.get things settled 把事情解决
例句:Recent squabbles worried you, enough that you're in a rush to get things settled.

2.sign an agreement 签署协议
例句:"We are doing a feasibility study on this right now and will sign an agreement in one or two months, " said Mr Pan.

3.warp the reality 扭曲事实
例句:Even then Jobs continued at times to warp the reality around him.

4.paint sb as 把某人描绘成...
例句:"He was trying to paint me as a slut or a whore,"