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  • Five surprising facts from the new Steve Jobs biography

    Five surprising facts from the new Steve Jobs biography

    Steve Jobs, the man who put the "i" in technology, was a fascinating character who continues to inspire and confound. Why the black turtlenecks? How did he foresee (create?) the iPhone revolution? What was the secret to his presentation style? Walter Isaacson's new book "Steve Jobs," which just hit stores, attempts to answer these questions. The 571-page biography released on Oct. 24 to glowing reviews. The author conducted more than 100 interviews for the book – including more than 40 with the Apple CEO himself. Here are five of key excerpts.

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  • Five surprising facts from the new Steve Jobs biography

    Five surprising facts from the new Steve Jobs biography

    Steve Jobs, the man who put the "i" in technology, was a fascinating character who continues to inspire and confound. Why the black turtlenecks? How did he foresee (create?) the iPhone revolution? What was the secret to his presentation style? Walter Isaacson's new book "Steve Jobs," which just hit stores, attempts to answer these questions. The 571-page biography released on Oct. 24 to glowing reviews. The author conducted more than 100 interviews for the book – including more than 40 with the Apple CEO himself. Here are five of key excerpts.

  • The story behind Steve Jobs's black turtleneck

    Horizons The story behind Steve Jobs's black turtleneck

    Steve Jobs's outfit – black mock turtleneck and jeans – was iconic, even though it hadn't changed since the 1990s. Now we know how the Steve Jobs look came to be.

  • Learning from Japan, once again. I'll bow to that.

    Editorial Board Blog Learning from Japan, once again. I'll bow to that.

    The Japanese disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is providing good lessons for US atomic plants. In either negative or positive ways, Japan's influence on America keeps growing, like shiitake mushrooms.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/04

    Hotel guides jump for a photo as they wait for delegates during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hotel guides are provided to cater to about 3,000 delegates at the congress.