Steve Jobs: the genius rebel who saw the world – computers included – differently from the rest of us.
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.
Steve Wozniak helped found Apple with the late Steve Jobs. That didn't keep Steve Wozniak from waiting with others for Apple's latest product.
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Steve Wozniak, who helped Steve Jobs found Apple in 1976, says 'he brought a lot of life to the world.'
Steve Jobs had vision and focus from an early age, and he took courses that piqued his interest – even if they seemed offbeat. Steve Jobs also had an innate sense of a new emerging generation.
The main Apple Inc. website featuring Apple co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is seen on an iPhone in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 6. Mr. Jobs, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who reinvented the world's computing, music, and mobile phone industries and changed the daily habits of millions around the globe, died on Oct. 5.
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