Originally Posted by tsa
The book must be a lot better than that awful, horrible documentary/tribute called 'iGenius' that Discovery slapped together about Steve Jobs.
Books have some advantages and disadvantages vs film. In the following Bloomberg documentary, they have footage of Woz and early footage of Jobs, which is hard to convey with just words:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgiEG-NsAB0
There are nuances in the dialog like you hear in the Think Different clip narrated by Jobs that can never come through in a book:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEPhLqwKo6g
The advantage that text has is that it makes it easier to describe scenarios that were not filmed and would therefore have to be recreated using actors.
The best of both would be some digital publication that combines text and footage like the interactive magazines you see on the iPad. Hopefully there will be a digital publication of the book but it would also be quite a good gesture if it contained some interactive media.
I actually feel it would be a good tribute to publish it exclusively on the iOS devices, even for a short time. Publishing using paper just seems contrary to the motivations of the subject of the book.
Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
Like Prince once said, 'never meet your heroes'
I, too, am skeptic in buying this book. I'd prefer to remember him the way I do now, without any 'deep knowledge' on his temper and such.
Prince McClain is quite the philosopher but surely it's better to have no heroes than isolate your knowledge of people you feel have earned the title. Take inspiration from others but regard them as you should yourself: fallible, emotional, vulnerable, mortal.