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Forfatter: Walter IsaacsonTitel: Steve Jobs: En biografi om manden bag AppleOversættelse: Jakob LevinsenForlag: GyldendalSider: 672Pris: 349 kr.
Steve Jobs-biografi: Portræt af et dumt svin
Walter Issacsons definitive biografi om Steve Jobs tegner et levende og ærligt portræt af et arrogant, uhøfligt og grundlæggende usympatisk menneske, som med sin enorme passion, vrede og skaberkraft revolutionerede IT-verdenen.
Det er en bog, der handler om en næsten sygelig perfektionist, en enorm manipulator, en ofte kynisk og umoden skiderik, der skifter mellem ukontrollerbare vredesudbrud og selvmedlidende gråd. Og det medvirker naturligvis til at gøre bogen underholdende. Men det skaber også det problem, at man aldrig kommer til at nære den store sympati for denne informationsalderens ukronede konge (...) Til gengæld kommer man tæt på sandheden om et uhyre sammensat og komplekst menneske.
Han var ordblind og ifølge nogle kilder havde han diagnosen ADHD.
Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955 to two university students, Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian-born Abdulfattah "John" Jandali (Arabic: عبدالفتاح جندلي), who were both unmarried at the time. Jandali, who was teaching in Wisconsin when Steve was born in 1955, said he had no choice but to put the baby up for adoption because his girlfriend's family objected to their relationship. The baby was adopted at birth by Paul Reinhold Jobs (1922–1993) and Clara Jobs (1924–1986), an Armenian-Americanwhose maiden name was Hagopian. Later, when asked about his "adoptive parents," Jobs replied emphatically that Paul and Clara Jobs "were my parents." He stated in his authorized biography that they "were my parents 1,000%." Unknown to him, his biological parents would subsequently marry (December 1955), have a second child Mona Simpson in 1957, and divorce in 1962.The Jobs family moved from San Francisco to Mountain View, California when Steve was five years old. The parents later adopted a daughter, Patti. Paul was a machinist for a company that made lasers, and taught his son rudimentary electronics and how to work with his hands.Clara was an accountant who taught him to read before he went to school. Clara Jobs had been a payroll clerk for Varian Associates, one of the first high-tech firms in what became known as Silicon Valley.Jobs was an intelligent and innovative thinker, but his youth was riddled with frustrations over formal schooling. At Monta Loma Elementary school in Mountain View, he was a prankster whose fourth-grade teacher needed to bribe him to study. Jobs tested so well, however, that administrators wanted to skip him ahead to high school—a proposal his parents declined.