Walter Isaacson Plans Annotated, Updated Steve Jobs Bio, But Don’t Expect A Chapter On Philanthropy


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Want your app to be approved for the App Store? Don't make it about Steve Jobs

Can’t get enough of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography? Apparently neither can he. Isaacson is now saying he plans to expand the Steve Jobs bio to include annotations and new addendums.

CNN Fortune reports:

The author discussed potential plans for expanding the already 630-page book in the future. One possibility is doing an extensively annotated version. Another is writing an addendum that addresses the period surrounding Jobs’ death. Fleshing out the details seems like a logical next step, since Isaacson believes the Apple (AAPL) CEO’s story will be told for decades or a century to come. “This is the first or second draft,” he said, referring to his book’s role in documenting Jobs’ life. “It’s not the final draft.”

Isaacson also talked about how Jobs threatened to quit the interviews if he didn’t get input into the book’s cover or title:

The author also talked about putting together the book’s cover. All of the signature Jobs touches are there — a sleek iPod-white body, minimalist design and even the Mac’s signature font. The Apple co-founder jokingly threatened to stop cooperating with his biographer if he wasn’t given some input over the cover. “It took me about one and a half seconds to say, ‘Sure!'” said Isaacson. “I mean this is one of the greatest design eyes of our time.”

As for taboo subjects, Isaacson says that the one subject Jobs would never talk to him about at all was the subject of philanthropy, no matter how hard Isaacson pressed. Something tells me we’re not about to see a generous Steve Jobs philanthropic fund popping up in the wake of his death… his views on the matter were pretty clear.