Jobs versus Allen

I’ve recently finished Paul Allen’s excellent memoir entitled “Idea Man” and the recent biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Obviously, I didn’t read them at the same time … but one after there other! But, they were a fascinating read taken together, as they cover some of the same story from different angles. I particularly enjoyed Paul Allen’s hacking stories from when he was a young budding programmer … they reminded me of good times! And, understanding Steve Jobs has helped me understand Apple and what it stands for a lot more. I’m still undecided whether I think open or closed platforms are the way forward, but obviously Apple has managed some pretty impressive stuff recently … so I guess we’ll see!

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