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iSteve: The Book of Jobs to tell Steve's story in old-fashioned book form

The story of Apple boss Steve Jobs is being told in a new book to be published next year, entitled -- inevitably -- iSteve: The Book of Jobs.

Books -- remember them? Papery things, only held one story at a time, can't browse the Internet. The story of Apple boss Steve Jobs is being told in a new book to be published next year, entitled -- inevitably -- iSteve: The Book of Jobs.

The tome is being penned by a suitably heavyweight scribe, ex-CNN boss Walter Isaacson. There are plenty of unofficial books about Jobs, including one offering tips on how to make a presentation like Steve -- chapter one is all about finding a black polo-neck that fits. iSteve is the first to get official approval from the man himself, and will consist of interviews with the Jobsinator, his family, and people within Apple and competing companies.

For the CEO of a technology company, Jobs is a pretty well-known chap. The Book of Jobs follows the film Pirates of Silicon Valley, about Apple's early conflict with Microsoft and Steve-O's rivalry with Bill Gates.

These days, since Gates turned to charitable good works, only Mark Zuckerberg can claim to have the same profile in the mainstream -- not only is M-Zuck worth more than Jobs, he's had an Oscar-winning film made about him and appears everywhere from Saturday Night Live to the cover of Mad magazine. Still, El Jobso wins -- he's reported to have been an iPod nano's width away from becoming an honorary knight of the realm.

Jobs is currently on medical leave, so he'll probably have plenty of time on his hands for reading. If he's already finished the book by arch-rival Bill Gates, The Road Ahead, there isn't long to wait for the controversial tell-all memoir by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Jobs' founding partner at Apple, Steve Wozniak, has also written a book, entitled -- equally inevitably -- iWoz.

iSteve will be published by Simon & Schuster in early 2012. We imagine it'll be available on your iPad as an ebook. Will you read Steve's story, or just wait for the film to come out? Tell us your story in the comments or on our Facebook wall.