字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Recently the official biography of Steve Jobs was released. Unlike many other books that discuss bits and pieces from various points of views this goes over it all, from how Jobs was adopted all the way through the release of the iPad 2 and iCloud. The book begins with the early days of Jobs and Woz cracking AT&T’s network with devices known as Blue Boxes, helping lay the groundwork for the pair to begin Apple Computers. It’s also very blunt and honest about Jobs, including how he was almost entirely out of his daughter’s life for years, his surprising sensitivity that went along with his harsh, brash nature as well as his insistence that doing drugs in his youth was one of the best experiences of his life. One of the things that struck me was the incredible cast of characters. Some of the well known tech giants of today including Bill Gates were integral parts of the story of how Apple came to be as well as the genesis of Microsoft. Of course Jobs held nothing back in his opinion of Gates. The book also goes into detail with Steve Jobs’ involvement in Pixar and his ouster and eventual return to Apple to save the dying company. He also talks about the origins of some of the most popular Apple devices of today such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. For example, when designing the iPhone there were two main models they were considering, P1 which would be a phone based around the clickwheel and P2 which would use a large multitouch display. While of course the final version had a multitouch screen it would have been a sight to see how the iPhone would have been with a clickwheel instead. The Steve Jobs biography is a hefty 656 pages however I must say I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it as I devoured the book during the past few days. If you are interested in the history of Apple or even just want a look back at the incredible time that it was started in, I highly recommend you give it a shot.