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Steve Jobs authorized biography release moved to October 24

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Oct 6, 2011
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  1. The biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be published nearly a month sooner than originally planned following the announcement of his death yesterday. The authorized work, written by Walter…

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 848   +383

    Why wait so long? We need to cash in on his death whilst the hype is high
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,452   +454

    A visionary may have died, but opportunistic capitalism sure hasn't.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,546   +430

    It is a bit oppertunistic, but I don't think its all that terrible. The book already had a scheduled release date, so its not like they are just throwing some crap together to rush it out the door. It has probably been finished for a while now and they were just in no hurry to get it to stores.
  5. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I will choose to believe that since the guy just died that people want to know more about him and this biography will help. It would be nice though if part (50%) of the profits went to some charity or charities that Steve Jobs was a part of, since they "opportunistically" brought it forward and to honor his legacy, but that's just me
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,456   +621

    i'm gonna go with "lets make money off the dead guy for $500 please alex"
  7. all of that its ok but....why so many wants the biography?....Smell like sheeps. even the apple "Fans" cant let it go...thats bad
  8. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

    - Albert Einstein
  9. "CNN notes that pre-orders for the autobiography went through the roof in the hours after his passing was made public."

    Autobiography? It was not written by Steve Jobs, therefore the correct term is simply 'biography'.
  10. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    It seems a little too soon but hey, take the cash while it's on the table. With that being said, I am not an Apple fan and do not use any of their products but I will read this all the same. Apple fan or not you must admit that the man had a large impact on our world and if the book is written well it would be interesting..
  11. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 180   +10

    i might look into it, someone earlier today linked me to something called folklore "http://www.folklore.org" which is random stories from apples start-up. and i've been reading them off and on all day. it's all very interesting.

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