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Steve Jobs Biography Offers Apple Co-Founder's Take On Top Tech Titans

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 10/20/11 09:57 PM ET   Updated: 12/20/11 05:12 AM ET

"Steve Jobs," the official biography of Apple's legendary co-founder goes on sale October 24.

According to a copy of the book obtained by The Huffington Post, Jobs first asked biographer Walter Isaacson to write his story in 2004, the same year Jobs announced that he had been treated for a cancerous tumor on his pancreas. Isaacson writes that, at the time, he shrugged off the request, thinking Jobs had decades left. But when Jobs took his second medical leave from the company in 2009, Isaacson realized that time was short.

Jobs resigned from Apple on August 24th, and passed away on October 5th after a long battle with cancer.

The result of Isaacson's almost two-year effort is a 571-page tome whose index alone is almost 30-pages long and covers everything from "Abbey Road" to Mark Zuckerberg.

Take a look at the slideshow (below) to read Jobs' best quotes from Jobs about his fellow tech titans.

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In their decades-long relationship, Gates and Jobs went from being fans of one another to being bitter adversaries several times over:

Jobs on Gates:

"He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger."

"Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas."
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