Steve Jobs: insanely great, Jessie Hartland

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  1. bachbooks Says:

    Summary:
    “Steve Jobs: insanely great” presents a graphic biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Hartland chronicles the ups and downs Jobs faced growing up south of San Francisco in the 1960s and 70s, finding his way after high school, and steering Apple toward success. The book provides a general overview of Job’s life trajectory without zooming in too closely on any particular event.

    Evaluation:
    While I appreciate Apple products, Steve Jobs has a reputation as a mega-jerk. Reading this book gave me a better understanding of Job’s life and the various twists and turns he faced (and forced) in his career. As someone with only a cursory interest in computer history, I still enjoyed Hartland’s tracing the evolution of both Apple and its products. On some level, the book left me feeling like I learned more about Apple than Steve Jobs. He remains a difficult mystery even though the products he brought to life exude clarity and simplicity.

    Rating: 4 stars

    Recommendations: Ready Player One, Little Brother, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, Persepolis

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