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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Juan Cole on Steve Jobs

Of all the obituaries likely to flood the media today for Steve Jobs, I'll bet nobody else matches Juan Cole's headline: "Steve Jobs: Arab-American, Buddhist, Psychedelic Drug User, and Capitalist World-Changer."

In fact, I'm betting "Arab-American" appears least frequently of those descriptions, at least in headlines, but Jobs, who was adopted, had a Syrian biological father.

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