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'Clarity': Steve Jobs in 1981. Photograph: Tony Korody/ Tony Korody/Sygma/Corbis
Not long after Steve Jobs got married, in 1991, he moved with his wife to a nineteen-thirties, Cotswolds-style house in old Palo Alto. Jobs always found it difficult to furnish the places where he lived.
Friday, 18 November 2011 Exhibit A in the case against Walter Isaacson’s flawed Jobs biography: Malcolm Gladwell in last week’s New Yorker, arguing that Jobs was “a tweaker” :
Kobun Chino Otogawa, Steve Jobs' Zen teacher. One reason I was looking forward to reading Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Steve Jobs was my hope that, as a sharp-eyed reporter, Isaacson would probe to the heart of what one of the few entrepreneurs who really deserved the term “visionary” learned from Buddhism.
Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father.
by James Allworth | 11:38 AM October 24, 2011
Steve Jobs had charisma.
Everyone knows the transaction where the board sided with John Sculley and Steve left Apple ( AAPL ) . Steve sold all of his Apple stock, kept one share, and founded NeXT. Typical Steve maneuver.
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-41464" title="Apple-Siri-Blind" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2011/10/Apple-Siri-Blind-660x375.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="375" /> When I heard that Steve Jobs had passed away , I was boarding a train from New York to Philadelphia to visit my son.
Land, in his time, was nearly as visible as Jobs was in his.
I had been planning to defer commenting on the death of Steve Jobs long enough to give its impact time to cool a little, but Against Nostalgia puts the case I would have made so well and so publicly that it has changed my mind. I met Steve Jobs once in 1999 when I was the president of the Open Source Initiative, and got caught up in one of his manipulations in a way that caused a brief controversy but (thankfully) did the organization no lasting harm.
And he did, time and again.
It’s tolerably well known that newspapers and magazines bank the obituaries of the ailing famous. When Steve Jobs died last Wednesday, the encomia appeared with unsurprising haste.
I last saw Steve Jobs a year and half ago. I spent an hour alone in his company while he showed me the latest piece of magical hardware to have come from the company he had founded in 1976, the yet to be released Apple iPad. Naturally I was flattered to have been approved by him to be the one to write a profile for Time Magazine and to be given a personal demonstration of the device of which he was so clearly proud and for which he had such high hopes.
I surprised myself with the emotional reaction to hearing about Steve Jobs’ passing yesterday.