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    Default Apple CEO Steve Jobs Finally Agrees to Authorized Biography


    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in something he has shunned for the length of his storied career. He's participating in a new - but authorized - book about his life, accomplishments, and legacy. The announcement came Sunday evening from publisher Simon & Schuster.

    The authorized biography on Steve Jobs will be released early next year and deliver a previously unheard of level of access to and insight from the man who co-founded the tech empire that is Apple. And, as we understand it, the book will cleverly be titled "iSteve: The Book of Jobs." To be sure, the entire tome won't be penned by Jobs. That responsibility will fall to Walter Isaacson, the best-selling author behind modern classic biographies of the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

    Rumors have swirled for months that Steve Jobs was close to authorizing an official book about his life and a writer to bring the story to life. But last night's announcement is the first official confirmation of the project to date. "This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world's greatest innovators," says Jonathan Karp, publisher of Simon & Schuster. "Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."

    According to the Associated Press, Isaacson has already been working on the biography for two years and has logged hundreds of hours of work, interviewing Steve Jobs, members of the Jobs family, colleagues at Apple and, yes, even competitors and longtime foes.

    Source: Associated Press

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    can't wait to read it!

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    wonder if it will be available on ibooks?
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    An un-authorized biography would be a better read. This will undoubtably go through rigorous censorshipping.
    I can see Jobs flicking through drafts going "take that out, take that out, take that out...."

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    I'm gonna jailbreak his book by gluing my pictures over his, and scribbling unauthorized text in the margins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
    An un-authorized biography would be a better read. This will undoubtably go through rigorous censorshipping.
    I can see Jobs flicking through drafts going "take that out, take that out, take that out...."
    I got that EXACT visual while reading this article lol

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    Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
    Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?

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    Not the best title ever but I'd still read it,
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
    Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
    Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?
    Sorry kiddie, that's just you. Most people have a higher attention span then that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
    Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
    Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?
    Go watch "The Pirates of Silicon Valley". Be warned though, it doesn't pull you in like Harry potter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahooba View Post
    i'm gonna jailbreak his book by gluing my pictures over his, and scribbling unauthorized text in the margins.
    lol!

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    What? No Essany insults yet!

    Thank goodness, you critics need to grow up and leave him alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iliveudie View Post
    Go watch "The Pirates of Silicon Valley". Be warned though, it doesn't pull you in like Harry potter!
    Like hell it doesn't! Still one of my favorite movies! Followed closely by "Revenge of the Nerds"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
    Like hell it doesn't! Still one of my favorite movies! Followed closely by "Revenge of the Nerds"...
    Hahaha. I loved it too! I Didn't think the kid would enjoy it.

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    $$$ maker. Didn't Pirates of Silicon Valley do a good enough job as painting him as a theif?
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    Can't wait but I'd rather they make a move out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanady361 View Post
    $$$ maker. Didn't Pirates of Silicon Valley do a good enough job as painting him as a theif?
    Yup lol. But with this authorized biography, you're only going to see the good!

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    I wonder why you can't find "The Pirates of Silicon Valley" in iTunes......

    Oh.... I know why.... Because he is CRAZY!!!!!!

    That movie shows Jobs and Gates as thieves.... That's why they called them Pirates...

    But that movie made Jobs look like a total nut Job...
    Last edited by Doran; 04-11-2011 at 11:39 AM. Reason: Add on

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
    Turn it into a movie and I'll see it, anyone else hate reading giant books?
    Or any books for that matter that don't pull u in as well as Harry Potter does?
    Your right on point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
    I wonder why you can't find "The Pirates of Silicon Valley" in iTunes......

    Oh.... I know why.... Because he is CRAZY!!!!!!

    That movie shows Jobs and Gates as thieves.... That's why they called them Pirates...

    But that movie made Jobs look like a total nut Job...
    It's still probably a more accurate account of Jobs' early career than this book will be.

    What are the chances this will be an iBooks exclusive?

    @the long books argument
    In my opinion a book is always better than a movie, but I often don't have the time to dedicate to reading a book, and many times when I do get hooked on a book something comes up and I'll end up missing a few nights and lose momentum, so I'll often settle for watching the two hour movie.

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