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The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2000

    The Real Steve

    I've lived in the midst of Silicon Valley for four years, and as a former tech reporter, I have to say this is the best dirt on Steve Jobs that I have ever read. Having covered Jobs at his most charismatic -- on stage touting Apple products -- I'll admit it's easy to be seduced by his charm, by the popsicle-colored iMacs, whimsical Think Different commercials, and by general Mac-mania. Many publications have covered just that side of things. But I've also heard the occasional strange rumor that hints at a Jobs different from 'interim' CEO persona. Here, finally, someone took the time to do the extensive homework and piece together a portrait of the *real* Steve Jobs. I have no idea how the author got people to tell him all these great anecdotes, but he did (including Jobs' make-out sessions in the lobby of his own company and the real story behind Pixar), and it's a fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2008

    Just Part of a Dirty Attempt to Take Apple Away from Jobs Again.

    Steve Jobs is a deceptively profound and creative innovator. I dont think anyone like him ever existed in the electronics or any other engineering field. He CREATED the PC revolution. Not Woz, or Gates, or Kleinrock, or Raskin, or Akers or any CEO of any computer company or any university professor. He designed, that's right designed, the best PC, the best Operating System, the best MP3 Player, the best animation tool, the best... His position is unassailable. The question people should be asking is 'How does Steve do it?' Understanding his background and his beliefs explains much of this. There is clearly a move afoot to dethrone Steve and steal his jewel again by the same greedy species who did it the first time. Uncomprehending, egotistical neanderthals who don't have a clue what Apple is about and are completely at a loss to explain its unending string of successes. I have worked in the computer field for several decades and can tell you that its the rest of us who are living in a 'reality distorted world', like the CEOs of the numerous computer companies who dont exist anymore, and not Steve Jobs. His Buddhist bent has placed him firmly in Truth and Reality, and most other people here outside it. The author of this book has absolutely no idea what is going on or who Steve REALLY is. If Steve was as bad as he tries to depict him to be, we would not have had the Mac or the iPod.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    Great Book!

    This has to be the best book on Steve Jobs I have ever read. A must have for any Mac Addict. This book shows the readers how Steve felt after being kicked out of Apple and how Steve felt when Apple came crawling back to him!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2000

    Like a 200+ page magazine article

    The book has some interesting info on how Pixar came to be.... but beyond that, it is simply an extremely elongated and poorly edited magazine article. The professional review from The Standard (above on this page) explains well some of the problems with this book.

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