If you’re visiting this site with any sort of frequency, I’m guessing you’re at least a little bit of an Apple fan. Maybe a fan of just one Apple device, perhaps a fan of many of them. I’m also guessing that a fair percentage of you are more than a little interested in the man […]
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Are You Reading the Authorized Steve Jobs Biography?

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If you’re visiting this site with any sort of frequency, I’m guessing you’re at least a little bit of an Apple fan. Maybe a fan of just one Apple device, perhaps a fan of many of them. I’m also guessing that a fair percentage of you are more than a little interested in the man who was instrumental in creating so many great Apple products, Steve Jobs.

Yesterday the fully authorized biography of Jobs – titled simply ‘Steve Jobs’ – was released. His biographer, Walter Isaacson (who has written biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein as well) was given unprecedented access to Jobs and those closest to him. Isaacson did over 40 interviews with Jobs himself and over 100 more with Jobs’ family, friends, work colleagues and business rivals.

Needless to say the book offers some fascinating insight into its subject. In addition to the book being released this week, there are also a number of other great resources available now for getting a taste of what’s in it.

Here are some of those and similar Jobs related resources that I’ve been soaking up over the last few days:

— 60 Minutes did a lengthy interview with Isaacson this past Sunday night on the eve of the book’s release, talking about the book  and of course Jobs himself. There’s audio footage of some of Isaacson’s talks with Jobs. You can view these at this CBS News page or in the 60 Minutes iPad app – $4.99 in the App Store.

— Apple’s own video of their memorial event for Jobs held last week – with speakers including Johny Ive and Al Gore:

http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/10oiuhfvojb23/event/index.html

— The Steve Jobs book is out in book stores, in Kindle edition, and via the iBooks and Kindle apps on iOS devices.

So – are you guys already reading the Jobs biography? If so, are you reading the printed book or reading it on an iOS device?

I’ve got both, but I’m doing all my reading in iBooks on the iPad so far.

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