As it benefits a biography, Walter Isaacson
initially talks about Jobs’ childhood, his adoption, and Apple’s beginnings in
the form of a story. Later, the turbulent career, from the development of the
Apple I on the first Macintosh, the flop NeXT, his success with PIXAR to the
legendary iPhone and iPad, is chronologically described in detail. Partly with
leaps in time into both the future and the past, which was sometimes confusing
but not disturbing.
incredibly interesting are the sections on PIXAR. Under his direction, PIXAR
delivered one blockbuster (Toy Story, Monster AG, Finding Nemo, Above, …)
after another, leaving some reputed production companies in the dust. This look
behind the scenes is very impressive and the meaning of the PIXAR lamp jumping
on the I before the the PIXAR movies start now finds its origin.