It’s no big surprise that Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is already one of the biggest sellers of the year, moving nearly 400,000 copies in its first week. The man was as important to his industry, to business, and to popular culture as you can get. And both his biography and his death have sparked many reactions.
Jay Yarow of Business Insider gave his take on both. He commented yesterday on one particular anecdote in the book, which depicts one meeting Jobs had with Microsoft founder Bill Gates:
Speaking of Bill Gates, Jobs said, “He was happier than I’ve ever seen him, and I kept thinking how healthy he looked.”
It might not seem all that sad to most people, but reading that, I can only imagine Jobs looking at Gates, who is eight months younger than him, thinking about how close he is to death and how far from death Gates is.
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