Steve Jobs Biographie: Ab morgen erhältlich [Sneak Peeks]
„Steve Jobs„, die offizielle Biographie von Walter Isaacson, erscheint morgen in englischer Sprache im Handel. Nach dem Tod des Apple CEO sprang das Buch – eineinhalb Monate vor der Veröffentlichung – auf Platz 1 der Bestsellerliste, und der Veröffentlichungstermin wurde auf den 24. Oktober vorverschoben.
So kurz vor dem offiziellen Start gibt es natürlich bereits Auszüge und „Sneak Peeks“ zum Inhalt – hier sind einige davon exemplarisch gelistet:
„Ich werde entweder der erste sein, der so einen Krebs besiegt, oder einer der letzten, die davon sterben“
According to Mr. Isaacson, Mr. Jobs was one of 20 people in the world to have all the genes of his cancer tumor and his normal DNA sequenced. The price tag at the time: $100,000. The DNA sequencing that Mr. Jobs ultimately went through was done by a collaboration of teams at Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT. The sequencing, Mr. Isaacson writes, allowed doctors to tailor drugs and target them to the defective molecular pathways. A doctor told Mr. Jobs that the pioneering treatments of the kind he was undergoing would soon make most types of cancer a manageable chronic disease. Later, Mr. Jobs told Mr. Isaacson that he was either going to be one of the first “to outrun a cancer like this” or be among the last “to die from it.
Jobs wollte ursprünglich keine Drittanbieter-Apps fürs iPhone
Apple board member Art Levinson told Isaacson that he phoned Jobs “half a dozen times to lobby for the potential of the apps,” but, according to Isaacson, “Jobs at first quashed the discussion, partly because he felt his team did not have the bandwidth to figure out all the complexities that would be involved in policing third-party app developers.”
Jobs: „Ich werde Android zerstören und (…) dafür bis zum thermonuklearen Krieg gehen“
Isaacson wrote that Jobs was livid in January 2010 when HTC introduced an Android phone that boasted many of the touch and other popular features of the iPhone. Apple sued, and Jobs told Isaacson in an expletive-laced rant that Google’s actions amounted to “grand theft.”
“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
Jobs used an expletive to describe Android and Google Docs, Google’s Internet-based word processing program. In a subsequent meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasn’t interested in settling the lawsuit, the book says.
“I don’t want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.” The meeting, Isaacson wrote, resolved nothing.
Harte Worte für Bill Gates
“He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”
“Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he’s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas.”
Jobs zu Obama: „Es wird wohl keine Wiederwahl geben.“
“You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where “regulations and unnecessary costs” make it difficult for them.
Jobs also criticized America’s education system, saying it was “crippled by union work rules,” noted Isaacson. “Until the teachers’ unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform.” Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.
Über seinen biologischen Vater
“I had been to that restaurant [That his biological father had owned] a few times, and I remember meeting the owner. He was Syrian. Balding. We shook hands.”
Later Steve said, ” “I was a wealthy man by then, and I didn’t trust him not to try to blackmail me or go to the press about it.”
“When I was looking for my biological mother, obviously, you know, I was looking for my biological father at the same time, and I learned a little bit about him and I didn’t like what I learned. I asked her to not tell him that we ever met…not tell him anything about me.”
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