No Love for Lovelace: A Closer Read of Walter Isaacson's Innovators

I'm glad Walter Isaacson is getting such an outpouring of love from reviewers and talk-show hosts for including Ada Lovelace in The Innovators, his new history of the digital revolution.1 Thanks to Isaacson, Lovelace is finally receiving at least a few bytes of the attention she deserves for having written the first… » 10/23/14 2:48pm 10/23/14 2:48pm

The Innovators Review: Taking the "Great Man" Out of the Garage

You'd be forgiven for thinking that The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, is about innovators and the things they built, given that it's right there in the title. But in truth, the book is an examination of who gets the credit for building our modern high-tech society. And for this, it's one of the most… » 10/07/14 2:54pm 10/07/14 2:54pm

Read the Revelations in Full: Book of Jobs Now Available

Almost the entire book has leaked already, but now it's time to read the whole thing cover to cover. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is available starting today in hardback with ebooks available since late yesterday. Kindle price is a steep $21.14, with the hardcover version at $17.88 [Amazon via TUAW via Gizmodo… » 10/24/11 7:00am 10/24/11 7:00am

Why Steve Jobs Refused a Potentially Life-Saving Surgery

Walter Isaacson, the author of the upcoming official Steve Jobs biography, told 60 minutes that Steve Jobs refused what could have potentially been a life-saving surgery. Remember, though Jobs had pancreatic cancer, he also had a very rare form that was treatable through surgery. Jobs didn't want that surgery. » 10/20/11 2:52pm 10/20/11 2:52pm

Why Steve Jobs Wanted an Official Biography Written About Him (It's for…

When Steve Jobs official biography was announced, everyone wondered why the notoriously private Steve Jobs would let Walter Isaacson, the author, interview him over 40 times, let Isaacson talk to family and friends and pretty much have unprecedented access to Jobs' entire life. Turns out Jobs had a very personal… » 10/07/11 12:00pm 10/07/11 12:00pm

Steve Jobs: The Authorized Biography Coming to iBooks (and Other Fine…

There've been many books documenting the life of Steve Jobs, attempts to worm inside of Steve's brain. The NYT reports that Walter Isaacson, Time magazine's former managing editor, will write the first authorized biography, however. Steve's supposedly invited Isaacson to tour his childhood home, even. I wonder what… » 2/15/10 9:11pm 2/15/10 9:11pm