Time Magazine Releases Steve Jobs Tribute Issue

On Friday, Time magazine published a special commemorative issue honoring the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

The issue, which was produced largely within 24-hours of Jobs’ passing, is dedicated to the life and legacy of the mogul who effectively altered the contemporary landscape of all things technology.

Both the cover and a 21-page career/life retrospective are dedicated exclusively to Jobs, in addition to a six-page essay from biographer Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson is an acclaimed bestselling author who penned the forthcoming authorized biography about Steve Jobs, which will be released by Simon & Schuster on October 24th.

Below is an excerpt from the essay:

A few weeks ago, I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant. We talked about his childhood, and he gave me some pictures of his father and family to use in my biography. As a writer, I was used to being detached, but I was hit by a wave of sadness as I tried to say goodbye. In order to mask my emotion, I asked the one question that was still puzzling me: Why had he been so eager, during close to 50 interviews and conversations over the course of two years, to open up so much for a book when he was usually so private? “I wanted my kids to know me,” he said. “I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did.”

The current issue of Time marks the seventh occasion that Steve Jobs has appeared on the cover of the publication.