The October 17 issue of Time Magazine has Steve Jobs on its cover, and has a number of excellent tributes to Jobs within its pages – including a brief one from Walter Isaacson, the author of the soon-to-released authorized biography of Jobs.
The issue also features some wonderful photos of Jobs over the years. If you’re a fan of Steve Jobs or at all interested in him, this is a great issue of Time to pick up, as a printed or digital keepsake.
Here are just a few of the quotes and figures in this issue that caught my eye:
– This is the 7th time Jobs has been on the cover of Time – a number the editor says ‘puts him in the category of presidents and other world leaders’.
– The editor’s note also says:
Over the years, we’ve done our best to track the life of a man who changed all our lives irreversibly and for the better.
– When he heard the news of Jobs’ death, Time’s editor called Isaacson, and two hours later Isaacson had sent a ‘poignant, insightful appreciation of Steve’s life, including his memories of his final days’. Isaacson had unprecedented access to Jobs for his authorized biography – including more than 40 interviews over two years.
– Isaacson says of Jobs in his piece for this issue:
He revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. You might even add a seventh: retailing, which Jobs did not quite revolutionize but did reimagine.
– The opening of a piece titled ‘The Inventor of the Future’ Lev Grossman and Harry McCracken:
Steve Jobs remade the world as completely as any single human ever has, but he had no business doing it. … Jobs’ expertise was less in computers than it was in the humans who used them.
And here are some of the superb photos of Steve Jobs you’ll find in this issue:
The cover of the issue:
Jobs at Pixar:
At his home office:
And on the Inventor of the Future article:
My favorite is the one used at the top of this post.
I’m not sure when the October 17 print issue will hit the streets (maybe it already has) but I do know that you can get the iPad edition right now in the App Store.
Here’s an App Store link for Time Magazine for iPad; the app is free and the October 17 issue (and all single issues) is priced at $4.99.