Malcolm Gladwell published this Steve Jobs piece- called The Tweaker — today in The New Yorker. Truly a great read. Just when you thought everything that could be written about the late Steve Jobs has been written. Vintage Gladwell. Nice job, TNY.
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Jobs’s sensibility was more editorial than inventive. “I’ll know it when I see it,” he said.
Not long after Steve Jobs got married, in 1991, he moved with his wife to a nineteen-thirties, Cotswolds-style house in old Palo Alto. Jobs always found it difficult to furnish the places where he lived. His previous house had only a mattress, a table, and chairs. He needed things to be perfect, and it took time to figure out what perfect was. This time, he had a wife and family in tow, but it made little difference. “We spoke about furniture in theory for eight years,” his wife, Laurene Powell, tells Walter Isaacson, in “Steve Jobs,” Isaacson’s enthralling new biography of the Apple founder. “We spent a lot of time asking ourselves, ‘What is the purpose of a sofa?’