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u/katieberry · 113 pointsr/technology

It's from his biography. The exact quote is this:

> Our lawsuit is saying, "Google, you fucking ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off." Grand theft. I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go to thermonuclear war on this. They are scared to death, because they know they are guilty. Outside of Search, Google's products—Android, Google Docs—are shit.

I typed that up; any typos are mine. The quote dates from the filing of the original HTC lawsuit in 2010.

Edit: the number of times "what a douchebag" and similar have turned up in my inbox in response to this is vaguely distressing until I recall the context.

u/dicky_seamus_614 · 30 pointsr/GetMotivated

Respectfully, this is covered in his autobiography by Walter Isaacson.

The doctors actually wept with relief (when the test results were concluded) because, the cells proved to be the very treatable kind of cancer (sorry I don't recall chapter & verse at the moment). Had he elected on immediate surgery & treatment to deal with the issue; his survivability would have been nearly assured.

Instead; he opted to follow hubris and put his faith in hippy fad diets (same playing field as faith healing) and eschewed his learned doctor's advice. This gave the cancer what it needed, time. Sadly the rest is history:(

As to the quote: Steve only wanted "A game" people on his team(s) - edited for spelling. If you weren't that kind of talent, you were less (in his eyes). So the philosophy of the quote reconciles with his view.

edit to add: here is an alternative source if you do not wish to read the book. But, I recommend the book, it's a good read.

u/Galphanore · 17 pointsr/atheism
u/scottstedman · 9 pointsr/videos

If it interests you, pick up Isaacson's biography of Jobs. It's a bit dry but you'll get an idea of it. He was basically an unabashed, brutal perfectionist to the extent that he nearly bankrupted his blossoming company several times because of it. He was a crazy hipster who was interested in nothing but homeopathic medicine, never showered because he hated chemicals, and was an asshole to his closest friends and he belittled his coworkers for efforts he deemed unworthy of his company on a nearly daily basis.

More reading on it, if you care. I know it's gawker but at least they link to good sources.

u/AintMilkBrilliant · 5 pointsr/videos

I think he's making reference to the fact that in Walter Isaacsons autobiography "Steve Jobs", when Jobs first got the news of the Cancer, instead of recieving medical treatment Jobs went down the root of extreme dieting in hope to cure his problem.

u/GogglesPisano · 4 pointsr/todayilearned

These incidents are mentioned in Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs and also Steve Wozniak's autobiography, iWoz. Both of these books are well worth reading.

u/ihatewil · 4 pointsr/videos

It was visionary, it changed personal computing, it was not successful.

>This is an undeniable truth.

No its not. You are looking at history through revisionist lenses. Even Jobs states it was a failure in his own autobiography for goodness sake. You are confusing influential with commercially successful.

>How anyone can call a Macintosh a commercial failure is beyond me.

Yeah, how Apple and Steve Jobs can call the original Macintosh a failure is beyond you.

>Also wtf is valuewalk?

How about, the L.A Times then. Heard of them? You know, who the article sourced.

And who is the LA Times sourcing? Jobs biography. Heard of it?

u/lapiak · 3 pointsr/funny

As of today, for some reason, the Steve Jobs Kindle book is more expensive than the hardcover.

u/AmaDaden · 3 pointsr/compsci

This comment reminded me of another book along these lines. I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 He talks all about what it was like to join Google early.

Now that I thought of that I'm going through my reading history and think that Steve Jobs might also be interesting to you. There is also Wozniak's book iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It but since I have not read it I can't really comment on it.

u/krsjuan · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made
Written by a member of the original Mac team

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The only official biography, very in depth on the later years, but glosses over a lot of the early years when he was in my opinion a giant prick.

What the dormouse said: How the sixties counterculture shaped the Internet

I don't have anything Atari specific to recommend but this book is excellent and covers a lot of the early people and companies that invented all of this

u/rawne · 2 pointsr/apple

I miss Steve!

I'm currently reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
a good biography.

u/alfreedom · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Title: Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Isaacson

Genre: Biography

Would love to get some biographies in here, and some motivation myself to read more of them. Walter Isaacson is also a fantastic biographer; I read his biography of Albert Einstein and it was incredible as he really has an eye for taking a person and using his or her life as a prism for society.

u/WeMetAtTheBloodBank · 2 pointsr/LadyBoners

Here is the book - took me long enough to find it!

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/technology

whoa, his biography is now out in 4 days October 24, 2011

I wonder if rushing the editing will make it noticably worse. Sadly, it makes commercial sense to cash in on the publicity... :(

u/downvotesattractor · 2 pointsr/business

Oh you are in for such a treat!!

Let me take you down the rabbit hole and show you who Steve Jobs really is.



Apple has 90 days of money left. Out of desperation, Apple requests Steve Jobs to come back to Apple and help "make apple healthy" again.

He gave a status report at Macworld Expo, just days after he returned.



One year after Steve Jobs proposed a plan on how he will fix apple, he returns to Macworld to show the results of his toil.




After this, you have the famous presentations for the introduction of the ipod, iphone and ipad.

And if you are still not satisfied after watching all these videos, then I highly recommend this book

u/well_uh_yeah · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I just finished the Steve Jobs biography. It was pretty awesome and has me occasionally questioning my worldview and what I'm willing to accept from myself as "good enough." I've been recommending it to everyone who brings up books.

u/MrFitzgibbons · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Here's his book.

But I'll warn you, it's extremely long and boring, and hugely redundant. It goes something like this:

  • Steve Jobs does something stupid.
  • Steve Jobs takes credit for someone else's work
  • Steve Jobs acts like an asshole, and virtually abuses everyone around him
  • Steve Jobs steals something
  • Steve Jobs acts like a fuckhead to his family and literally everyone he knows.

    Rinse and repeat for literally about 600 pages. After about 3 chapters, you're bored, because you know exactly what the next event is going to be. And I mean that. I still wonder why I suffered through the entire book instead of putting it down after a few chapters, I guess I figured I'd give him a chance to change... nope. Extremely well written book, by a very reputable and amazing author.... unfortunately, the subject matter was shit.

    He was a thief, a narcissist, and a sociopath.
u/ChuTheMoose · 1 pointr/funny
u/underwatr_cheestrain · 1 pointr/Futurology

Read The Book.

It's a pretty awesome read.

u/Hazza182 · 1 pointr/funny
u/Neat_Onion · 1 pointr/politics

... Steve Jobs viewed his father "my sperm and egg bank. That's not harsh, it's just the way it was, a sperm bank thing, nothing more". I'm not sure what you're arguing about when his father had minimal impact on his early life.

Page 14 of his autobiography.

If you want look for immigrant success stories, there are better examples than Steve Jobs.

u/fabiobrocco18 · 1 pointr/apple

Well, Steve Jobs hated the idea of a stylus.

And personally, I think he was right. "God gave us 10 styluses..." adding a stylus took away from the simplistic nature of apple products and Jobs' vision: an easy to use integrated hardware-software bundle that would connect your entire life. And he did A pretty damn good job in my opinion. and now Apple is sticking to their guns with going for simplicity, and cutting the cords on the headphones.

EDIT: In the biographical book, Steve Jobs he even told Isaacson (the author) that he had plans to revolutionize the textbook industry, because he thought it ridiculous that a 21st century society had to carry around heavy textbooks to help with learning; and wanted to make something (an iPad app? a new tablet altogether? I dunno) to make textbook buying and using altogether through apple products. I wonder what it would've looked like because, as a university student, I see a desperate need for change in the textbook industry, but I won't talk about that here.

Also, I don't sponsor the book or author, I genuinely thought it was an excellent book

u/goshuk · 1 pointr/todayilearned

steve jobs was a grade a+ cunt. there are even more examples in w. isaacson's book.

i'm not condoning such cuntish behaviour but today's business environment awards that exact kind of behaviour: be a loud, aggressive, manipulative, abusive, exploitative, lying cunt! if you're a hardworking, silent, keep your head low sort of person -like your parents told you to be-, you won't even pass job interviews for the jobs you're qualified to.

u/Theemuts · 1 pointr/DAE

Well, his biography is coming out next month. It will probably expanded significantly around that time.

u/mihaidxn · -8 pointsr/apple

Can you post a purchasing link to amazon?

Edit: Of course, instead of answering a question down vote the shit out of it, that's helpful.

Edit 2: OP was kind enough to provide me with a link
Whoever wondered what book it is can buy it without asking a bunch of condescending pricks for help.