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I arrived at Apple's headquarters a little before 9 a.m. after a beautiful drive down the 280 from San Francisco on a sunny July day. This wasn't any ordinary trip to One Infinite Loop. Steve Jobs was on stage, but he wasn't going to announce any products.
Steven Paul Jobs, the co-founder and chairman of Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. Born in San Francisco in 1955, Jobs grew up near Cupertino, Calif. After attending Reed College in Portland for one semester (and auditing classes for free for several more), Jobs took a job at Atari, designing circuit boards. In 1976, Jobs co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak. The two young men started out with a few thousand dollars in cash and a vision of changing the world.
By Jason Calacanis
Steven Paul Jobs, 56, died Wednesday at his home with his family. The co-founder and, until last August, CEO of Apple Inc was the most celebrated person in technology and business on the planet.
[Apple's visionary co-founder, Steve Jobs, died yesterday . This story was written after his resignation in August.--Ed.] In the wake of Steve Jobs's resignation , let's consider the greatest decision he ever made. It didn't happen in a garage in Cupertino, sweating with Steve Wozniak as they dreamed up a computer for the common man.
This week something unusual happened. At the very same time that tens of thousands of ordinary citizens were camping out in New York, Washington, and Seattle to protest corporate greed, and the capitalistic wealth of the very rich, a similar number of ordinary citizens were depositing flowers and spiritual offerings at the corporate stores of the wealthiest company in the world (with earnings larger than most countries), in memory of one of the richest people in the world, the late Steve Jobs. Why would a billionaire elicit such affection and love during this moment of fierce dissatisfaction with global capitalism? Because Steve Jobs was a CEO of beauty. In his interviews and especially in private, Jobs often spoke about Art. Taste.
60 Minutes 's interview with Walter Isaacson, the authorized biographer of Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, aired on CBS News around the U.S. at 7 p.m. local time Sunday evening. The segment appeared two-and-a-half weeks after Jobs's passing , and less than 24 hours before Isaacson's biography hits bookshelves. Excerpts of the biography , which contains information derived from interviews with more than 100 individuals among his acquaintance, as well as some 40 interviews with Jobs himself, have already appeared at many media outlets. Below, we've identified some highlights from the transcript of Sunday evening's segment. You can watch the segment in full here .