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 […]
I awaited few fall releases with more anticipation than Steve Jobs, the Danny Boyle directed, Aaron Sorkin penned film based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography. After all, as they say at Nate'n Al deli in Beverly Hills, "what's not to like" about that team? Walter is the Harvard/Oxford educated historian with a c.v. Show More Summary
(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
Shortly before he died, Steve Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson that he had “finally cracked it,” meaning the perfect television user interface. Today, four years later, Apple realized Job’s vision, announcing the fourth generation of its Apple TV. While the Apple TV wants to be the only device you need [...]
Apple has unveiled a product that Steve Jobs hated. That's right — it's building a stylus. The late Apple cofounder's disgust for styluses was notorious. He once told his biographer Walter Isaacson that "as soon as you have a stylus,...Show More Summary
I am re-reading Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. The first time I read the book I wanted to learn about the man behind the black turtle neck. But for the 2nd reading I am focused on learning what made Apple such a successful company.Show More Summary
After years of speculation, we’ve finally got the official movie poster for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic — and, man, does it ever look great! Keeping to the same minimalist style as the Walter Isaacson book jacket it’s based on, the poster shows Michael Fassbender striking a typically Jobsian pose, complete with plenty of white […]
Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.
It’s been many years since Steve Jobs famously told biographer Walter Isaacson that he’d “cracked TV” – an integrated television set with “the simplest user interface you could possibly imagine.” That idea seemingly went nowhere, with plans for a full TV set reportedly abandoned back in 2014. So far, then, Apple’s offering in the TV space has been a […]
In The New York Times, Walter Isaacson writes about Walker Percy. An excerpt: Walker Percy had a theory about hurricanes. “Though science taught that good environments were better than bad environments, it appeared to him that the opposite...Show More Summary
Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams was interviewed this morning by legendary journalist Walter Isaacson at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. Isaacson didn’t hold any punches when it came to asking about Twitter’s future, either. Read More