Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

Many biographies are about people who passed decades or even centuries ago. That does not inherently mean they are bad. It only means that sources from which to gather informations are limited and many facts already were forgotten. And some of the facts might be even plainly incorrect.

Steve Jobs was an experience for me. Because it is fairly recent topic, the depth of its content is almost scary. Isaacson talked to Jobs, his friends, and coworkers. He even read his emails. I sometimes felt weird about the level of details presented. A privacy nightmare. We tend to remember only the good things about our history, but because Steve Jobs is not exactly a history, and because there currently exists so many ways to store informations, he was presented almost "naked".

All in all, it was an interesting read. While I do not exactly fancy his way of doing things, it was great to see his whole life presented in this format. The good things and the bad things all together, forming a person in his lifetime. I would recommend this book.

"On the day he unveiled the Macintosh, a reporter from Popular Science asked Jobs what type of market research he had done. Jobs responded by scoffing, 'Did Alexander Graham Bell do any market research before he invented the telephone?'"

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