Anyone buying the Steve Jobs biography?

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    I'm not much for reading biographies of living people.
     
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    Sure. Worth having.

    It'll take Ayn Rand's spot on my shelf. Been looking for an excuse to remove and relegate it to doorstop duty.
     
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    I'm sure there's a new rumor in that somewhere along with the release date. I will probably read it once it's out. iBooks or Kindle? Sigh.......
     
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    I'm not into biographies, but I might pick this one up whenever a paperback edition is issued... or the hardcover if the reviews are awesome...

    Never quite gotten into Kindle/iBooks.
     
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    Preorder available, that is how I ordered mine.
     
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    Couldn't see that, maybe it's not on the UK Kindle store yet.
     
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    Yes, I think I'll read into the life of a visionary that has changed computing.
     
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    Pre-ordering a book 9 months before its release. Give me a break.

    I'll probably read it.
     
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    If you're truly an Apple fan, you'll have an autographed copy displayed prominently in your home in a glass case.
     
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    Yeah I'll buy it, can't wait. I think Steve is fantastic! I actually really enjoyed Steve W's autobio, iWoz too.
     
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    From the sound/ looks of things, maybe I will be able to read the biography when it comes out next year.
     
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    Did Jobs ever apologize to Wozniak for his $2000+ swindle? That was a lot of money for young guys back then. It's still a lot today for people of any age.

    Every Mac I buy, I'm paying about what he stole.... :mad:
     
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    I think you have to wonder why Steve Jobs has now opened up to a biographer about his private life and why the cover of the book has a picture of him from about 30 years ago.

    I can't say I've ever seen a biography of a living person that doesn't have a recent photo of them on the front cover. It looks like one you'd choose to reflect on Steve's legacy, not his future (he is a very forward looking person).

    Given Jobs looked very sick at WWDC and this book doesn't come out until March 2012, unfortunately I think you have to consider that he may not have that long left.
     
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    I really can't wait until the book comes out, I just hope they go fairly in-depth on his life, warts and all. It has the potential of being fluffy on details. Not that I want to pry into his personal life, but I would like to hear both the good and the bad and behind the scenes on matters.
     
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    It may be an interesting read. I'll wait until it's in Tesco's bargin bin.
     
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    I'll probably read it as a loan from a friend or from a copy of a local library.
     
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    He's always been known as having a sandwich short of a picnic. I bet it's an interesting read.

    I wouldn't recommend borrowing a certain *SOMEONE*'s around here, pages will probably be stuck together :p
     

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