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Apr 17 2012

Steve Jobs : the man who thought different by Karen Blumenthal

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Bloomsbury, 2012. ISBN 978 1 4088 3206 6.
This is an unauthorized unofficial biography of Steve Jobs widely known as one of the creators of Apple.
Karen Blumenthal chronicles Steve Jobs' life from the time he was adopted at birth until his untimely death from cancer in 2011. It is an amazing story of a man capable of revolutionizing the way we communicate, listen to music and watch movies. However, there is another side to the story, the perfectionist capable of screaming at friends and employees and failing to give due credit.
The author does a good job of drawing together the many strands of an extraordinary life. She shows the highs and the lows, the good and the bad. What emerges is an easy to read story about one person who has shaped much of what we see in technology in the 21st century.The book would appeal not just to those interested in technology but also to those who like stories of achievement. All together an accessible look at an extraordinary life.
David Rayner

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