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The story of Steve Jobs by the biographer of Henry Kissinger and Albert Einstein. If there ever was a no-lose scenario it was this one. How could this not be one of the best reads of the year, if not the decade? It turns out that it is in fact a really, really good read, but perhaps not in the universal way that we had all hoped.
Opinion December 31, 2011 06:04 AM ET Computerworld - We lost a legend this year. All Steve Jobs ever wanted was to change the world. And whether you love Apple or hate it, you have to admit that Jobs achieved his goal. At a minimum, he mainstreamed a lot of things we now take for granted: downloadable music, super elegant hardware, multi-touch user interfaces, app stores, Apple Stores, voice-based virtual assistants and white earbuds, to name just a few.
The death of Steve Jobs on October 5 th proved to be of such moment that it eclipsed headlines about wars, politics, and economics. The outpouring of grief rivaled the passing of Princess Diana, the assassinations of world leaders, and the loss of Edison and Einstein. Emotions surged because Jobs was so closely identified with techno-cool, the marriage of design and engineering. But cool and technology have short half-lives. There is more to the memory of Steve Jobs, that he heralded a new mind-set, that he was a secular messenger of the New Millennium. To Google on the words, “Steve Jobs prophet” summons up close to three million citations.
Many mourned the death of Steve Jobs , the often-controversial, often-brilliant mind behind Apple. Amidst the sadness came a flood of tributes with mini-shrines and a company-wide memorial ceremony . Those tributes have only become more and more elaborate. How best to remember Jobs than with a little bit of creativity?
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. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother. By then, I lived in New York, where I was trying to write my first novel.
1985: The young and the restless. Gates and Jobs, photographed at Tavern on the Green in New York City FORTUNE -- The complex relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs began in the late 1970s, when Microsoft was making most of its money writing software for the Apple II. When Jobs began developing the original Macintosh in the early 1980s, he wanted Microsoft to create for it a version of BASIC, an easy-to-use programming language, as well as some application software, such as word processing, charts, and spreadsheet programs. So he flew up to visit Gates in his office near Seattle and spun an enticing vision of what the Macintosh would be: a computer for the masses, with a friendly graphical interface. Gates signed on to do graphical versions of a new spreadsheet called Excel, a word-processing program called Word, as well as BASIC.
Apple is planning an easy-to-use, advanced television, according to comments made by the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to his biographer. “I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud,” Jobs reportedly told the biographer, Walter Isaacson.
Steve Jobs was the ultimate showman . As such, it should be no surprise that he realized the power of following up a great performance with an encore. But unlike many musicians who treat encores as a given add-on for each show, Jobs seemed to recognize that encores are much more powerful if they’re used judiciously. The Steve Jobs encore was the “One more thing…” He didn’t use it all the time, and because of that, when he did, it would whip the audience into a frenzy.
An early copy of Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson has leaked to certain news outlets. These publications are The New York Times , The Huffington Post , the Associated Press and CBS News . Jobs’ biography will officially be released on October 24.
Tim Cook, who took over for Steve Jobs as Apple CEO in August of 2011, has sent a new e-mail to employees in the wake of Steve Jobs' recent death . In the e-mail seen by Ars Technica, Cook addresses Apple's employees to announce that Jobs has passed and offers reflections on Jobs' influence on the company. Below is the full text of the e-mail: Team, I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
CUPERTINO, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
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. No one will take issue with the official Apple statement that “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.” It had taken a while for the world to realize what an amazing treasure Steve Jobs was.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article for the Next Web about Steve Jobs . In it I tell about my front-row seat on Steve Jobs career. Tonight I apologized to Tim Cook , Apple’s new CEO, for being harsh on him and his performance on Tuesday where he introduced the iPhone 4s. If you’ve been following my Google+ account , you’ve been seeing all that. That’s where I’ve been “blogging” lately.
Steve Jobs was famous for his wardrobe of black mock turtlenecks and Levi's 501 jeans, but the story of what inspired him to adopt the basic but unique uniform has never really been revealed in detail. Gawker now shares an excerpt from Walter Isaacson's upcoming biography of Jobs, revealing the history behind the wardrobe choice. According to Isaacson, the idea of a corporate uniform first came to Jobs on a visit to Sony's facilities in Japan, where he was struck by the way uniforms for employees helped create an identity bonding them to the company. Born out of necessity for Sony after World War II when the company's workers had few clothes of their own, Jobs briefly sought to bring the idea of corporate uniforms at Apple.
April 2010 The best way to come up with startup ideas is to ask yourself the question: what do you wish someone would make for you? There are two types of startup ideas: those that grow organically out of your own life, and those that you decide, from afar, are going to be necessary to some class of users other than you.
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Steve Jobs -inspired! creative!