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Kevin PatrickRe: Article: Steve Jobs - A Personal Calendar Entry
by on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:19:39 pm

I just started reading it myself. I have to give Steve credit for deciding to have someone write it. He's always been a fairly private guy and yet this book pretty much tells it like it was. It doesn't seem like anyone pulled any punches in this book.

I give him credit for his passion and his vision, which it seems pretty much stuck with him throughout his career. But I'm not sure I could have worked for him. Or if I did, if I would have lasted.

One thing that surprised me when I was reading it was that Steve, from the very beginning was an anti-Mac Pro guy. Woz wanted to make a computer with expansion slots so users could customize their Apple product. Steve disagreed. He wanted it to be more like an appliance. He drove this passionately with the Macintosh. No user expandable options. In fact, he made sure it was closed up with a tool the average consumer didn't have. (torx I think) I know, I bought a Mac in 1984, replacing my dual floppy IBM PC. When he came back to Apple, he relaunched the Macintosh closed system appliance the iMac.

You'd think that if Apple was going to get rid of an expandable product like the Mac Pro, Steve would have made sure of it.

Yet here we are, after Steve's passing pondering the fate of a computer Steve was not particularly fond of.


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