Steve Jobs was a prolific inventor and the effects of his death are still resonating in the media.

Jobs died at the age of 56, Oct. 5, after an 8-year battle with pancreatic cancer. A new self-commissioned bio of Jobs was rushed to the presses and released Oct. 27. It's simply titled Steve Jobs and was written by Walter Issacson. Reviews have said the book is a frank portray of the former Apple CEO.

The thing that most surprised me about Steve was his emotional passion, especially for things he felt exhibited artistic purity, Isaacson told USA Today.

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