Paperback version of Jobs bio coming September 10th with new cover picture
The photo to be used for the paperback edition of the book shows Jobs in the same exact pose used for the hardcover version of the biography, except it was taken years earlier when he had a full head of hair. The hardcover edition was released in the fall of 2011 and while the publisher has not revealed sales figures for the book, it was Amazon's best-selling title in 2011.
The paperback edition will be released two years after the original hardcover dropped, which is considered a longer time than usual between editions. The book is being turned into a movie, penned by Aaron Sorkin, which still needs to be cast.
The new cover for the paperback version of the Steve Jobs biography (L), compared with the cover from the hardcover edition
1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
A friend of mine read the bio and she's totally in love with Jobs.
She thinks he's the greatest...also thinks the mobile world wouldn't be where it is now without him.
3. dragonisinogard (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
I hate to tell you but it is true. He was one of the greatest minds of all time, PCs would not be where they are today without him. Smartphones would not be where they are today without him, Tablets would not be here without him. You look at almost anything electronic and he had a hand in it. The mouse, smartphones, tablets, laptops, GUI on pcs. He was the greatest designer. Granted Nokia and ATT made cell phones but he revolutionized them, Microsoft may have made it affordable but Mac made the computer the usable machine it is today and Microsoft took it to a cheaper height. So she has a right to be in love with him, better him than Justin Bieber in my opinion.
4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
GUI i think we should give credit to XEROX and everything that's popular is because of GUI including smartphones :)
5. dragonisinogard (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
True but who took the GUI and made it a household name? Not Xerox though they did make it. Apple and Steve Jobs alongside Microsoft and Bill Gates really made it a household name.
7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1601; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
So they stole the gui and then made it a household name. Yeah nothing wrong with that.
And as far as electronics he did not have his hand in almost everything. A lot of the stuff he is revered for was taking an existing idea and putting a new spin on it. There were mp3 players before the ipod, the iphone was basically adding a cellular radio to an ipod, the ipad was a larger ipod. If anything he is a great salesman, idea man, and motivator. But if you notice he always has someone there who handles the technical aspect. In the early days it was Wozniak. Without Wozniak there wouldn't have been anything to sell, and without Jobs they might not have gotten them sold.
8. dragonisinogard (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
All true but look at anything we have is stolen technology and made to work better by someone else. Tesla VS Edison? Yes their were mp3 players before the ipod but What happened to them when the IPod came out? Yes he just revolutionized things but thats all it takes nowadays. Look at Blackberry became obsolete when iOs came out look look at IOS when Android was announced. Everything is stolen technology to a certain extent the person that gets credit is the one that makes it most famous. If you want to get technical, IBM, Xerox, Tesla, Sony, Nokia, ATT, amongst million others that are either gone or do not get the credit they deserve are made less famous by someone who made it better. Credit goes where Credit is due. An yes he had people doing technical stuff but thats half the battle I can make the worlds most powerful computer but if I don't have the know how to make a great operating system or the way it looks than it will fail even if it can do 90 petaflops of data a second. So he is still very strong icon in everything.
6. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
This will make great shredding material.