Apple founder Steve Jobs has continued to inspire since he passed away in 2011. Just this week, in fact, Tim Cook — Apple’s
current CEO — mused in a GQ interview on life lessons that he learned from his predecessor. And now anyone who wants to get an intimate glimpse of Jobs’s wisdom and reflections on his life, which was cut short in 2011 when he was just 56, will be able to download a curated collection of his personal correspondence, speeches and interviews on April 11 — for free.
““He has been written about, but this is actually his writing and his work.””
“Make Something Wonderful: Steve Jobs In His Own Words” will be available free to the public online beginning Tuesday. Laurene Powell Jobs, the late Apple founder’s wife, told The Washington Post that this cross between a posthumous memoir and a scrapbook is a way for people to hear directly from her husband more than 11 years after his death. “He has been written about, but this is actually his writing and his work,” she told the paper. “So there’s no intermediary.” From the archives: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies The title of the collection comes from a line Jobs said during an internal meeting at Apple shortly after launching the first iPhone in 2007: “One of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there,” he said. The Steve Jobs Archive, which is publishing the book, describes it as “an unparalleled window into how one of the world’s most creative entrepreneurs approached his life and work.” It will be released on Apple Books and the Steve Jobs Archive website. The site says the book will share Jobs’s perspective on “his childhood, on launching and being pushed out of Apple, on his time with Pixar and NeXT, and on his ultimate return to the company that started it all.” The content is drawn from notes and drafts that Jobs emailed to himself (some end with “sent from my iPad”), as …