The magazine T3 is like the Forbes of technology : each year, they make a ranking of “the 100 most influential people in tech”. Guess who ended up #1 this year? That’s right, Uncle Steve. Check it out here.
However, I have to say the rest of the ranking makes me doubtful about its quality. For example, Steve Ballmer is #2 *before* the Google guys. Similarly strange, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou ranks #3, before Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. However important Foxconn is in manufacturing gizmos of all sorts for us to enjoy, I doubt the world would be any different if the company were run by another CEO. It’s a different story with Facebook…
OK, the comic is from a couple days ago, but still a worth a look. It’s making fun of Steve’s paranoia regarding the secrecy around unannounced products: check it out.
Gizmodo posted an article today in which they quoted all about Steve Jobs.com as a source:
25 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Left Apple
The article is about Steve’s resignation from Apple in 1985. It is short but without errors, which is worth noting because it’s so rare in mainstream media/blogs (not to mention Wikipedia). I’d like to think our biography of Steve helped in this respect 😉
Since we’re dealing with all about Steve Jobs.com being quoted on popular blogs, let’s not forget TechCrunch, which also used our long biography as a source two weeks ago, in their article:
Steve Jobs’ Doublespeak Strikes Again: “No” Actually Meant “Yes” For Apple TV
The bio is supposed to illustrate Steve’s lies regarding “Apple’s forays into mobile”. The thesis is that Steve is shameless about lying to the media about Apple’s strategy. We’ll come back to Steve’s tendency to lie in a later post that is likely to be full of colorful anecdotes.
These two articles are quite a confirmation for me that I am on the right track with this blog: because they show both that all about Steve Jobs.com is gaining momentum as a trustworthy source of information regarding Steve, and that people are eager to learn more about Apple’s CEO and his 35-year-long career.
Stay tuned for more Steve Jobs news!
John Gruber at Daring Fireball is reporting a funny story involving Steve Jobs and the Kyoto airport staff :
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs said he’ll never come back to Japan after officials at an airport barred him from taking Ninja throwing stars aboard his private plane, SPA! magazine reported in its latest issue. […]
Jobs said it wouldn’t make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane, according to the report. He then told officials he would never visit Japan again, the magazine reported.
Unfortunately, the story is a fake, as reported by this “official” Apple report (probably a phone call to PR guru Katie Cotton):
Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction. Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon.
I’d find it hard to believe that Steve could have said anything close to “I will never visit Japan again”. Remember he originally intended to spend his life a reclusive Japanese Zen monk.
UPDATE: some 3D agency made a short animation of what the fake encounter could have looked like… Enjoy.
Hello again, World!
As promised, this second post blog ever on all things Steve Jobs will deal with the content of the blog. The list below is obviously subject to change; but again, I prefer to write down what my intentions are for this blog as it debutes, for the record:
- Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs: as the name of the blog indicates, its main and perhaps only topic is Steve Jobs. That being said, I obviously keep the liberty to divert slightly from that topic from time to time, and I don’t know how the blog’s going to evolve, but for now this is what it’s all about.
- Steve Jobs news: I will do the job of aggregating and filering out information from various Mac, tech, entertainment (remember Pixar/Disney, folks), and business websites dealing with the iLeader and post them here.
- Steve Jobs trivia: cryptic emails, one-to-one encounters and the likes fall into that category – less serious SJ news, so to speak. Parodies, jokes, vintage Fake Steve posts and other funny stuff will also be adressed.
- Steve Jobs history: as mentioned earlier, I think the added value of this blog will mostly come from the historical perspective that I intend to give it. Having read pratically all Steve Jobs biographies that have been written – and countless articles too, Apple’s CEO is now a familiar character to me. I will do my best to put all Steve Jobs news in perspective with his past carrer and to take out old stuff from the souvenir box from time to time. Continue reading
This is the very first post of all things Steve Jobs, a blog dedicated absolutely and entirely to our beloved hero Steve Jobs, and a nice addition to my “old” website all about Steve Jobs.com. I am starting the blog under the radar for a month or so, so nobody’s probably ever going to read this, but for the record, here is a little manifesto I just made on why the blog exists :
- I was having a difficult time keeping the website up to date or, to be more precise, keeping the Biography up to date. As you all know, every 6 months or so, Steve takes the stage and announces a revolutionary or at least major product which has a lasting impact on one or more industries. All about Steve Jobs.com being a static website, the bio is pretty much like a book I have to rewrite after every such event. This tiresome process is now over: the bio will deal with pre-2010 events (stopping at the iPad intro), and this blog with the news.
- there was no real reason for someone who had already visited all about Steve Jobs.com thoroughly to ever come back. Indeed, the website is pretty much complete as it is. The only parts that are updated are the pictures sections (after new Stevenotes and/or when new hardware comes out) and, once in a while, the bio. That’s why I introduced the pic of the month in February – but obviously people don’t go back to the website just to see this one picture. I hope this blog’s content will be valuable enough to entice visitors to come back often. Continue reading