Monday, October 7, 2013

iSteve: a biography

Originally Published: April 11, 2011
If you’re an Apple fanatic, or even just love learning how all of the tech that we love came to be like I do, ABC recently reported that Apple CEO Steve Jobs, age 56, gave permission for a biography about his life to be made. The book coming early 2012 will be written by Walter Isaacson and will be quite commonly titled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs.” It’s been long-rumored since around 2009 that Isaacson had been working on it and that he has interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors.
While there have been other biographies written in the past, none were written with Steve’s consent. ABC also reported that a book published in 2005 called “iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business,” written by Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon, had been banned by Apple in its stores, such as the iBooks store, since the publisher had signed up as an unauthorized biography.
While I’ve never read any of the past unauthorized books about Steve Jobs, I have been reading “iWoz,” an autobiography by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. It’ll be interesting to see the differences and if anything interesting comes up about his past.
One last thing, sorry if it seems like I’ve been doing too many Apple posts lately, I don’t mean to be Apple biased, although I do love their products. How can you not love reading about this black turtleneck, New Balance-wearing man, who has been the face of Apple through most of it’s years since it’s beginning on April 1, 1976. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates really changed the tech world to what it is today. I’ll try to switch it up a bit soon!
On that note, there are also a bunch of authorized biographies on Bill Gates too.

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