Walter Isaacson wrote a blog post last week suggesting that the Internet is broken and outlining how he would fix it. I think that most of his suggestions are currently being built using blockchain technologies. Here is his list (in italics) and my reactions to it. 1) Create a system that enables content producers to […]
Eddy Cue is among a list of high-profile speakers that will feature at this year’s New Establishment Summit held by Vanity Fair. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs’ biography, is also in the lineup, alongside Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple board member Bob Iger. Show More Summary
The story for this new anthology drama series comes from Walter Isaacson’s 2007 biography on the acclaimed physicist.
Elon Musk is a voracious reader, with tastes ranging from J.R.R. Tolkien to famed biographer Walter Isaacson. But Musk's latest read is a bit more obscure, and his recommendation has sent it flying off shelves. When asked by Bloomberg's...Show More Summary
We know that large cities are hubs for innovation, and that as more of the world's population continues to move to and depend upon cities, it is important that we cultivate diverse ecosystems that stimulate the creativity that leadsShow More Summary
Steve Jobs — as brilliant as he was — is sometimes remembered for his not-so-nice side. For example, he often told his engineers, "This is s---" when reviewing their work, according to Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve. But former...Show More Summary
Can the news industry be saved? Yes, in two simple steps, says Walter Isaacson. Simple but not easy. Isaacson, Harvard '78, returned in triumph to Cambridge Thursday night to accept the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence, awarded by the Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Show More Summary
Bob Somerby is reading Walter Isaacson's biography of Albert Einstein, which he calls "a pleasure to read." Except for one thing: Isaacson's description of the theory of relativity is incomprehensible. For example: The passage shownShow More Summary
Steve Jobs, the official Sony biopic film for Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography, received a muted response at the box office. The film received decent reviews from critics with an engaging story and unique approach to filming and movie-making, with Aaron Sorkin conjuring the plot around just three Steve Jobs product keynotes. If you didn’t get the chance (or chose […]
Based on the sadly dismal box office cash it’s failed to drum up, statistically few of you have seen Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s semi-biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Apple’s late CEO. Well, if you want to get a taste of what you’re missing — or simply want to revisit […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Earlier on Twitter I wrote about how flattering rich people in writing can be very profitable. An example of that is Walter Isaacson's book about Steve Jobs. He convinced Steve to let him be his official biographer. But Isaacson is a technology neophyte. Show More Summary
Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe (as well as the Steve Jobs book), explains Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in under three minutes in a video produced by Fusion. One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein completed his general theory of relativity, which explains how the gravitational force works. This made Einstein […]
(October 28, 2015 07:04 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) I've watched the "Steve Jobs" movie (what a movie!) and I'd like to share a couple of thoughts. The movie is not a substitute for the monumental biography by Walter Isaacson (another book which has been on my bedside table... (0 COMMENTS)
Aaron Sorkin's big screen retelling of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography is engaging, entertaining and comes highly recommended, but I am concerned audiences will think what they see on screen is factually accurate. It's not.
Despite the film being based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized Steve Jobs biography, the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-written biopic telling the story of the late Apple co-founder isn’t being totally welcomed by Tim Cook and company. As we’ve seen play out over the last few weeks, the Apple CEO called recent movies including Sorkin’s that depict Jobs in […]
While Steve Jobs has already been depicted several times on film, I think it’s fair to say that Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs is the Big One, at least for now. The movie is based on Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography, with a writer and director who have both won Oscars — Aaron Sorkin took home Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network, while Danny Boyle won… Read More
Steve Jobs is a three-act play written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, whose facts, such as they are, largely come from Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of the same name. It is a superbly acted drama, but by far the most dramatic thing about it will be the internet’s reaction when it goes […]
Laurene Powell Jobs was unhappy with production of the new movie "Steve Jobs," which is based on Walter Isaacson's biography of her late husband, The Wall Street Journal reports. Powell Jobs was so unhappy with the movie, in fact, that she reportedly "tried to kill" it multiple times. Show More Summary
A source told Politico that the 63-year-old Isaacson – former chairman and CEO of CNN, former managing editor of Time, currently president of the Aspen Institute, and author of admired biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and Steve Jobs – was approached by the White House about the job and declined.
For years, analysts, pundits, and Apple-watchers thought that it was only a matter of time until Apple released its own television set. After all, before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson, who wrote "Steve...Show More Summary