John Mayer Really Disappointed Steve Jobs

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 30: Recording artist John Mayer appears at Tiger Jam 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center April 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Mayer; Photo: Ethan Miller

In Walter Isaacson's new biography of Steve Jobs, it's revealed that the Apple founder took a lot of potshots at men in high places, including President Obama (for whom Jobs forecast a one-term presidency), Bill Gates ("unimaginative"), and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (since Jobs felt they had ripped off the iPhone when creating Google's Android operating software). Still, Jobs had plenty of free-floating ire for random targets, too: As reported by the New York Times, a chapter about Jobs's favorite musicians includes a passage about John Mayer, whose guitar playing Jobs loved, even though he felt that Mayer was "out of control" and potentially "blowing it big-time." Was it something he said? It was probably something he said. (At least he can't say anything for another month!) [Bits/NYT]