One on One with Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson on the topic of Apple's future products:

He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and photography. He really wanted to take these on. I didn’t go into details about these products in the book because it was implicitly Apple’s creations and it’s not fair to the company to reveal these details. But, he did talk about the television. He told me he’d “licked it” and once said, “There’s no reason you should have all these complicated remote controls.”

An interesting piece from Nick Bilton.

Given the recent criticism of Isaacson's approach to the biography, particularly with regard to his treatment of Apple's future, its business methods, and so on, it's fascinating to see him attempting to justify and defend his writing methodology.