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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland

Steve JobsThis biography was an entertaining read and moved along quickly because of the graphic format and limited text. It covers most of the major details of the tech icon’s life, although some areas of importance are merely glossed over, such as the relationship with his first daughter and his ultimate death. We read about his now famous Stanford graduation speech in 2005 and a page later we read of his death in 2011. That was too abrupt of an ending for my taste.

That being said, this is still an interesting overview of a fascinating, complicated and brilliant man. Much of the technology that the young readers of this book take for granted today were, a few years ago, only a glimmer in Jobs’ imagination. The book also gives substantial space to covering popular tech trends of each decade, which gives a nice frame of reference for new things to come.

Mostly though, this book is about the remarkable life and work of Steve Jobs.  He was demanding and overbearing to say the least, but at the same time he was an inspiring visionary whose legacy to our way of life will be remembered for generations to come.

– Mark

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