Why did Apple think different? As Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company. The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because weve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, he said. Read more: The 10 best books about technology, according to Bill Gates Jobs lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch.
By combining tech and the liberal arts, Jobs said that Apple was able to to make extremely advanced products from a technology point of view, but also have them be intuitive, easy-to-use, fun-to-use, so that they really fit the users. Jobs arrived at that perspective through a lifetime of reading, as reviewed in Walter Isaacsons biography and other places.
. Weve put together a list of 14 books that most inspired him. Drake Baer contributed to a previous version of this article. ..