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Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

Surprised there isn't a thread on this already.

So who is reading it? What surprised you? I'm early in but his Blue Box involvement really surprised me. I knew he was involved but didn't realize that Apple wouldn't exist without it.
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Re: Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

I thought that was well known, but Jobs was only involved because of Wozniak.

Speaking of Wozniak, how much does the book try to downplay his importance?
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Re: Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

I'll give it a shot sometime next year. The rest of my year is too packed and it's too expensive right now.
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Re: Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

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I thought that was well known, but Jobs was only involved because of Wozniak.

Speaking of Wozniak, how much does the book try to downplay his importance?
Not at all. It fully acknowledges his role and that he was so uncomfortable with anything but circuit boards he likely would have gone nowhere had he not partnered with Jobs.
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Re: Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

I knew he was an asshole, but man on man, some of the tales told in this book make even me, a die-hard Apple fan go "holy shit."

Also, Bill Gates was a total dick.
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Re: Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

Originally Posted by CKMorpheus
I knew he was an asshole, but man on man, some of the tales told in this book make even me, a die-hard Apple fan go "holy shit."

Also, Bill Gates was a total dick.
Funny, I thought the same thing. Still, i'm fascinated by the book.

I'm in the chapter where he returns to the Apple CEO position.
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Re: Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

I really enjoyed the book, but towards the end, as someone on Amazon pointed out, it seemed more of a "product launch summary." It was interesting to get to know the design elements that went into the creation of iTunes, and all the other products, but it wasn't as exciting as reading about the early days.

But after reading it, I enjoyed Issacson's style of writing, so I am reading Einstein now. Too bad it is filled with footnotes out the ass, unlike this book. I've just decided to skip them.
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I would concur with bluetoast. I think part of what made the early years portion good was that I didn't know about 95% of it. There was little earth-shattering info in the later sections.
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Re: Steve Jobs - Walter Issacson

This is yet another one of the books awaiting in my bookshelf. Nice to hear some opinions on it though...

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