ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Oct 26 18:49:13 AEDT 2011
On 26/10/2011, at 3:19 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
> Yeah, I know this is going to change no-one's mind but in the interests of setting the record straight.
A well-reasoned, rather rational and yet also passionate approach to understanding Steve Jobs (via his biography) came from Chris Rawson, of TUAW.
A selected quote follows, but I recommend that curmudgeons and fans alike read the entire article:
"Walter Isaacson's 656-page profile of Steve Jobs ... is quite possibly the truest biography I've ever read. In the process of telling the unvarnished truth about Steve Jobs, it dispels much of the myth and magic surrounding the man and his legacy. It does not depict Steve Jobs as the information age's equivalent of Moses descending from Mount Sinai with an iPad in each hand. ...
What Isaacson gives us instead is a portrait of a man with keen insight, brilliant powers of observation, and a stubborn determination to 'put a dent in the universe'. However, the biography also depicts a man with deep flaws, some of which arguably contributed to his early death. It humanizes a man who's spent much of the past decade as a living legend in multiple arenas, and it gives valuable insight into the person Steve Jobs was, not just the icon he became."
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