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Excellent
Well written with amazing detail, this book shows who Steve Jobs was, and how he worked. He was a genius and a visionary, but also an asshole. Something he knew and admitted. I will read this again, probably soon, as it was engaging and interesting to learn how this man lived.

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Tks for everything Steve

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Thorough
However, I feel as though the author believes that Jobs' was Apple and nothing else. Although it was a large part of his life, it is sad that we only look at the professional career of people
, and regard thus Jobs and his life only in terms of apple. If someone were to write a biography of me I sure hope it would include more than just what I did in my career! 

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Incredible book, a great history!!!!

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Lets start with the Author. Walter Isaacson is a fantastic writer, who writes a non-linear; yet linear story. It is kept very interesting by driving down one thread to it's highest point, then traveling back in time to pick up another thread and move forward in time again. This causes the final threads to really zip things up and i really enjoyed his style.
Now on to the book. It was engrossing, and a little eerie as it is the first biography i have read that took place during my time on this planet. Until now i was used to reading about times and people far gone from our culture. It was a little like reliving my own views in certain decades and that was fun.
As for Jobs and the understanding I got from the book - you have to know that I have detested all things apple ever since i took apart my first three RC race cars and put together one super one with the parts. Microsoft and the "PC" years later would cater to my 'Wozniak' way of thinking of wanting to add and subtract for my own personal satisfaction.
After reading this book I can see that Jobs was WAY ahead in his thinking and 'why' he thought these products into existence. I can see how people who are not interested in the complexities cross platforming PC hardware; would be lured to Apple products. I have a new view of Jobs, and though I never 'hated' him or his products, it simply wasn't for me - i do however have a new respect for his vision, 30 years ahead of it's time.
Of course I'm an Android guy, and we now see the 'Hub' concept moving in the direction of a once 'fragmented' system as I type - and i'm excited about it.
A good read all the way through.
 

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I wasn't there but sort of was. Anyone 40 or older today, witnessed the birth of Personal Computers. For us, generation X, the successor of the Baby Boomers this book will take us back to every product, every comercial, every head line, with details of what was happening behind stage of Apple Co and Steve Jobs. If you weren't paying attention (which is a good thing btw), there are plenty of surprises and revelatons in this book. For the rest of us is a special trip to memory lane. Apple ][. I don't recommend this book for younger generations. The author, trying hard but stopping short, perputates the glorification and mystification of petulant and unjust behaviour backed by popular demand. 

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a very inspirational book!

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Not a nice guy
Explains a lot. Only a self centered egotist could have achieved what he did. Apple will lose its magic with him gone. Great Read.


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