“In Becoming Steve Jobs, a new biography by veteran technology reporter Brent Schlender and Fast Company executuve editor Rick Tetzeli (due out March 24), it’s revealed that current Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered an ailing Jobs a portion of his liver,” Chris Gayomali reports for Fast Company.
“After going through a series of tests to determine whether a partial transplant was even feasible — it was — he stopped by Jobs’s home in Palo Alto to tell him the good news; Jobs refused,” Gayomali reports. “‘He cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouth,’ said Cook. ”No,’ he said. ‘I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that.””
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MacDailyNews Take: Finally, an interesting Steve Jobs biography!
It’s not secret that we regard Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography as a major disappointment:
Isaacson’s book has an unparalleled ability to omit the interesting. – MacDailyNews, May 20, 2014
Anyone who can take a raging ball of fire like Steve Jobs and reduce his life to a bland cardboard cutout harbors some, er… special skills. As with passionate, interesting writing, judging companies’ levels of innovation isn’t one of Isaacson’s talents, either.
Go back to your day job, Walter. You know, churning out mind-numbing, by-the-numbers pablum that nobody* can finish without massive amounts of willpower and Red Bull.
Stop posing on TV as an Apple expert, or any sort of tech business expert, because totally blowing it by squatting out an interminable doorstop after being handed the biography subject of the century only makes you an expert in one thing: Failure.
After 630-pages that we never thought would end, we know you love facts, so here are a couple: You’re as much of an Apple/technology expert as any random fscktard off the street, you insipid milker, and your book was only a bestseller because it had Steve Jobs’ name and face on the cover, not because of you, Mr. Soporific.
*Having a bit more than a passing interest in Steve Jobs, even we could barely make it though Walter’s God-awful “Steve Jobs” textbook! No wonder Sorkin promptly threw it in the trash and started over from scratch. – MacDailyNews, January 15, 2014