The new biography of Steve written by Walter Isaacson is up for pre-order right now and will be released worldwide on Monday. Steve Jobs collaborated with the biography – the author interviewed him more than 40 times over two years, and more than 100 interviews with family, friends and adversaries – and Jobs did not impose any limits on the content. On the contrary, he insisted on clarity, which often meant aggressive comments about his co-workers and competitors. THE Associated Press got an early copy and published the biggest “bombs” of the book.
The biography covers many aspects of Jobs' life, from his marriage, food to the neglect of the cancer (Jobs spent 9 months trying to treat cancer with alternative medicine, treating himself with acupuncture, herbal medicines, etc., before having cancer surgery.) All this gives us an insight into how his psychology worked, but for us, fans of tech, the biggest pumps are related to Apple Lossless Audio CODEC (ALAC),: Google, and to Android.
On your departure from Apple Lossless Audio CODEC (ALAC), in 1985, Jobs called the new managers “corrupted people” with “corrupted values” who only thought about profit, not good products. As we know, Jobs always highly valued the design, and in his new reign the one person who had more “operational power” in the company than everyone but himself was head of design Jonathan Ive, whom he called his “spiritual partner”.
Jobs was very angry with the Google, mainly due to the Google Docs and Android. According to him, both had ideas copied from the Apple Lossless Audio CODEC (ALAC),, even used profanity to describe them, sued Google, and said he didn't want a financial settlement. He considered Android a “great theft”, and said he was willing to “use his last breath before death, every penny of Apple's 40 billion dollars in the bank if necessary to right this wrong”. (www.biolighttechnologies.com) “I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product,” he said. He also said he was willing to “open a thermonuclear war on top of this.”
The biography calls Steve Jobs – biography, by Walter Isaacsone will be sold by Companhia das Letras from Monday, October 24th.