Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs biography, to appear on 60 Minutes

Walter Isaacson, the author of the upcoming authorized biography of Steve Jobs, will be sitting down with 60 Minutes on Sunday for an interview going over the new book. In a preview, he reveals:

"I've asked [Jobs why he didn't get an operation then] and he said, 'I didn't want my body to be opened...I didn't want to be violated in that way,'" Isaacson recalls. So he waited nine months, while his wife and others urged him to do it, before getting the operation, reveals Isaacson. Asked by [60 Minutes correspondent Steve] Kroft how such an intelligent man could make such a seemingly stupid decision, Isaacson replies, "I think that he kind of felt that if you ignore something, if you don't want something to exist, you can have magical thinking...we talked about this a lot," he tells Kroft. "He wanted to talk about it, how he regretted it....I think he felt he should have been operated on sooner."

The Steve Jobs is scheduled to go on sale Monday, October 24th after the date was moved up following the announcement that Steve Jobs had passed away.

Source: CBS News

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  • R.I.P., Steve Jobs.
  • Wow, weird he chose not to get the operation for something so major. It wasn't a broken pinky finger, which I could understand ignoring a surgery.
    From a person incapable of affording the surgery, I could understand. From someone touted as a great mind with "unlimited" financial means for getting it done, I'm baffled.
  • You're right. It could have been "naturopathy" [which was one of my thoughts when writing this].
    My book order is in already. Can't wait for Kindle to instantly download! :)
  • That's kind of a slap in the face. Sorry Steve he wasn't thinking when he said Kindle!
  • lmbo. For what it is worth I mean the Kindle app. :-)
  • Now we can only sit back & wonder what if...
    What if... he had the surgery sooner?
    ... it was a success?
    ... it was a failure?
    ... there were other treatments?
    ... he had died earlier?
    ... he were still alive?
    So many what if's.
  • Based on the other story above this one where Steve was so angry over Android...
    What if Steve hadn't stole the MAC platform, different name if course, from Xerox?
  • OK. Not sure what you are getting at there. I'll assume you were at Xerox & knew the plans. Or maybe you do like others & look for as much here say as you can find on the web & try to present it as fact. No matter either way.
    BUT.... I also notice you didn't/can't refute the fact he did steal those ideas, take them to Apple & incorporate them into the MAC. Don't worry it's been tried by many but the mans own words keep coming back to dispel their attempts too.
    What if... ___________ fill in the blank.
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