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Trying to Think of Something for Christmas Gift Ideas? How About Steve Jobs’ Biography?

Published October 28, 2011 - 2 Comments

Believe it or not, I actually started my Christmas shopping last month!  And no, I’m not talking about a single little item so I could say that I’ve started it ridiculously early… I’ve actually bought a couple of things.  I still have much more shopping to do, but I’ve started making a list, and checking on things while I’ve been in stores.  Better to get it done now, than when the zoo animals are unleashed and the malls become nuthouses.

So in the spirit of Christmas giving, I thought that I would point out something sure to be on the list of every Apple fanboy (along with iTunes cards)… It’s the official Steve Jobs biography, written by Walter Isaacson.

I watched Isaacson on The Daily Show tonight, and it only reinforced the fact that I would really like to read this book.  No matter what you think of Steve Jobs, it’s difficult to argue that he wasn’t an interesting person, and I think that this book would be quite a read.

So I’ll put it on my Christmas list, and hope that Santa is reading this blog.  It might be something for you to consider when looking for a gift for your hard to buy for Apple lover.  Hey, it’s cheaper than a new iPhone!

Living in a Post Steve Jobs World

Published October 6, 2011 - 1 Comment

Today the world wakes up to a new era… the first day of what I shall call the post-Jobs era.

There will be millions of tweets, Facebook updates, and blog posts pouring out tributes to Steve Jobs.  This is mine.

No matter what you think of Steve Jobs, and Apple, there is no doubt that the man shaped our world in a way that few others have.  You may not have ever used a single Apple product, but it’s highly doubtful that you haven’t used something that wasn’t somehow influenced by the man.  He was a genius.  Period.

So what will the Apple of tomorrow look like?  People have been asking that since Jobs stepped down as CEO in August.  I’m certainly no analyst, but I doubt that Apple’s innovation has died with Steve Jobs.  I suspect that they will continue to develop amazing products, even if some of the “magic” inevitably fades a little.  I do hope, however, that Apple becomes a little more “open” as a company.  And I think now they will.

56 is way too young.  Cancer sucks.

Goodbye Steve.