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  • Recently the official biography of Steve Jobs was released.

  • Unlike many other books that discuss bits and pieces from

  • various points of views this goes over it all, from how Jobs

  • was adopted all the way through the release of the iPad 2

  • and iCloud. The book begins with the early days of Jobs and

  • Woz cracking AT&T’s network with devices known as Blue Boxes,

  • helping lay the groundwork for the pair to begin Apple

  • Computers. It’s also very blunt and honest about Jobs,

  • including how he was almost entirely out of his daughter’s

  • life for years, his surprising sensitivity that went along

  • with his harsh, brash nature as well as his insistence that

  • doing drugs in his youth was one of the best experiences of

  • his life. One of the things that struck me was the incredible

  • cast of characters. Some of the well known tech giants of

  • today including Bill Gates were integral parts of the story

  • of how Apple came to be as well as the genesis of Microsoft.

  • Of course Jobs held nothing back in his opinion of Gates.

  • The book also goes into detail with Steve Jobsinvolvement

  • in Pixar and his ouster and eventual return to Apple to save

  • the dying company. He also talks about the origins of some of

  • the most popular Apple devices of today such as the iPod,

  • iPhone and iPad. For example, when designing the iPhone there

  • were two main models they were considering, P1 which would be

  • a phone based around the clickwheel and P2 which would use a

  • large multitouch display. While of course the final version had

  • a multitouch screen it would have been a sight to see how the

  • iPhone would have been with a clickwheel instead.

  • The Steve Jobs biography is a hefty 656 pages however I must

  • say I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it as I devoured the

  • book during the past few days. If you are interested in the

  • history of Apple or even just want a look back at the

  • incredible time that it was started in,

  • I highly recommend you give it a shot.

Recently the official biography of Steve Jobs was released.

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Steve Jobs Biography

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    Neil Cheng posted on 2014/01/02
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