Brilliant Man, Dumb Choice


In his last years, Steven P. Jobs veered from exotic diets to cutting-edge treatments as he fought the cancer that ultimately took his life, according to a new biography to be published on Monday. His early decision to put off surgery and rely instead on fruit juices, acupuncture, herbal remedies and other treatments — some of which he found on the Internet — infuriated and distressed his family, friends and physicians, the book says.

Really? A man on the cutting edge of technology like Jobs eschewed scientifically proven treatments (at least initially) for new age nonsense? How disappointing, and sad for him and his family.