Late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs has revealed in her upcoming memoir that her father lied about naming a computer after her. Lisa-Brennan Jobs was born in 1978, and Apple Lisa was released in 1983; hence it was believed that Steve named the computer after his daughter. However, in her memoir titled Small Fry, she says that her father lied to her about it until she was 27.
It was U2 founder Bono who found out the truth on asking Jobs many years later. And Apple Lisa, the computer was a failure and with 3,000 unsold units which were buried in Utah landfill.
According to a report in CNET, Lisa proudly told her friends that her father named, Lisa the computer after her. But they told her that they never heard of a computer with that name. When finally she asked Jobs if the computer was named after her, he dismissed saying no.
In the early 2000s, she went on a yacht trip in the Mediterranean with her, and they stopped by Bono's villa in South France. The singer then asked Jobs about the origin of the computer's name, and he admitted that it was his daughter.
In the memoir published in the September issue of Vanity Fair, Brennan-Jobs also talks about her complicated relationship with her famous father. Jobs denied her paternity until a DNA test in 1980 proved him to be Lisa's father.