Becoming Steve Jobs è la nuova attesa biografia sul fondatore di Apple, in uscita a fine marzo, scritta a quattro mani da Rick Tetzeli e Brent Schlender, il giornalista che ha seguito per alcuni decenni le rivoluzioni tecnologiche realizzate a Cupertino. Lo stesso che nel 1991 realizzò l'intervista faccia a faccia tra Bill Gates e Jobs.
John Gruber l'ha già letta e ne è rimasto entusiasta.
It is, in short, the book about Steve Jobs that the world deserves. You might wonder how such a book could be written without Jobs's participation, but effectively, he did participate. Schlender, in his work as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Fortune, interviewed Jobs extensively numerous times spanning 25 years. Remember the 1991 joint interview with Jobs and Bill Gates? That was Schlender. As the book makes clear, Jobs and Schlender had a very personal relationship.
The book is smart, accurate, informative, insightful, and at times, utterly heartbreaking. Schlender and Tetzeli paint a vivid picture of Jobs the man, and also clearly understand the industry in which he worked. They also got an astonishing amount of cooperation from the people who knew Jobs best: colleagues past and present from Apple and Pixar -- particularly Tim Cook -- and his widow, Laurene Powell Jobs.