Esquire: ‘Steve Jobs and the Portal to the Invisible’

Long piece for Esquire by Tom Junod. Doesn’t cover new ground, but it’s a good attempt to place Steve Jobs — his influence and lasting impact on the world — in context.

My only significant gripe is that Junod trots out the old the Mac got crushed because Apple kept the Mac closed and the DOS/Windows PC was open chestnut, and attributes the decision to Jobs’s penchant for control. But Junod also acknowledges that Jobs was ousted from Apple in 1985, just a year or so after the original Mac shipped. Whatever happened to the Mac between 1985 and 1996 had nothing to do with Jobs.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

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