“Three weeks after the mercurial Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died, in October 2011, Walter Isaacson published an authorized biography that many then considered to be the definitive account of the billionaire’s life,” Laura M. Holson reports for The New York Times. “Four years later, though, the fascination with Mr. Jobs persists.”
“This year alone, about a dozen books will be published about him, and two movies will be released: Alex Gibney’s critical documentary, ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,’ which premiered at the South by Southwest festival in March, and Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs,’ starring Michael Fassbender, which will be released in October,” Holson reports. “(Not to be confused with the 2013 film ‘Jobs,’ which starred the younger-Jobs look-alike Ashton Kutcher.)”
“The movies come in the same year as the recently released biography ‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ written by Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender, former Fortune staff members and the only book to be endorsed by Apple executives so far,” Holson reports. “This year’s crop of books and movies feeds the insatiable appetite of Apple fans that has spurred a cottage industry in all things Steve Jobs.
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MacDailyNews Take: Gee, one of the most fascinating people ever spawns much fascination. Who’da thunk it?