The creator of the answer engine in Siri writes about his long relationship with Jobs
Wolfram, who received a Ph.D. in particle physics at age 20 and one of the first McCarthur "genius" grants at age 21, writes of the awe in which he held Jobs' intellect:
One of the things I always admired about Steve Jobs was his clarity of thought. Time and again, he would take a complex situation, understand its essence and use that understanding to make a bold and unexpected move.
Not a bad blurb. You can read Wolfram's full piece here.
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Donates thousands to teachers in America's poorest schools
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Into this improbable mix Apple (AAPL) has just added a few thousand iPads.
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The look of Walter Isaacson's bio will be as spare and restrained as any Apple product
"The cover," writes Isaacson in private e-mail, "is the Albert Watson portrait taken for Fortune in 2009. The back is a Norman Seeff portrait of him in the lotus position holding the original Macintosh, which ran in Rolling Stone in January 1984. The title font is Helvetica. It will look as you see it, with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 16, 2011 7:39 AM ET
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