Get this while you can.
a great graffiti inspired piece in Los Angeles.
This “journalist” is a slime ball.
Because the conversation was off the record, I cannot disclose what Mr. Jobs told me. Suffice it to say that I didn’t hear anything that contradicted the reporting that John Markoff and I did this week. While his health problems amounted to a good deal more than “a common bug,” they weren’t life-threatening and he doesn’t have a recurrence of cancer.
He says he can’t disclose information because of being “off the record”, but then he discloses top level information based off of his knowledge of the details from his “off the record” discussion.
In the article the “journalist” complains that investors should have all information relevant to their investment decisions, including the the health information about a CEO who is ill. News flash! Investing is gambling. Gambling is the act of playing games of chance for money. Investing is playing a game of chance.
Don’t invest if you don’t feel comfortable investing. If you are vested in a company and are nervous about your investment, you are free to sell your shares. It is that simple.
The first and only authorized biography about Steve Jobs and his genius.
Written by Walter Isaacson.
The Three Apples that changed the world
Three Apples that changed the world: the one Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton’s head & the one that Steve built.
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Steve Jobs’ Story is America’s Story
Every generation, we re-invent who we are as Americans, but always along the lines of an archetypical narrative about what it means to be an American. Steve Jobs is our generation’s version of that archetype. Son of Arab immigrant, adoptee, Buddhist, serial entrepreneur, fired CEO, college dropout, largest shareholder of our most recognizably American brand (Disney), founder of the world’s most valuable company (Apple) — Steve Jobs’ story is America’s story. It is, I believe, *the* archetypical story of America and Americans.
Moreso even than love of Apple or Pixar products and creations, his evocation of America’s archetypical narrative is behind the outpouring of emotion over Steve’s passing. His story fits perfectly into the classic American narrative ( and perhaps even more broadly, the classic Western civilization narrative) of the outsider’s precocious success, followed by his inevitable hubris-generated fall from grace that drives him into exile, followed by his eventual, reflective atonement that leads to wisdom, redemption, salvation and, ultimately, the immortality of his legacy.
It seems that every generation or so, we as Americans need to believe that America still works, that the archetypical narrative is still achievable in reality and not just in mythology. Every generation must test whether any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. Every generation must re-discover our geography of hope. Thanks to Steve Jobs, for a little while longer at least, we know that the hope still lives, the dream endures, the narrative is secure.
Legends and Innovators are just Men in the end.
A great peace by Aaron Mahnke:
Thank You Steve
This is my favorite photo of Steve Jobs. Leaning forward to connect with his wife after his keynote presentation at the 2011 WWDC. You can almost feel the relief and accomplishment radiating from him.
When I see this photo, I see a man who bent every fiber of his will toward a goal so lofty, so seemingly unattainable that no one thought it was possible, and at the end of that race, with the task completed, he closed his eyes and rested.
Thank you Steve. I’ll miss you.