Steve Jobs to Participate in Authorized Biography

The New York Times reveals that Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is about to participate in an authorized biography of his life. The biography will be written by former managing editor of Time magazine Walter Isaacson.

Jobs' participation is noteworthy in that he has never been cooperative with such efforts in the past. In fact, Jobs has reportedly been angered by previous unauthorized biographies that have been published about him:

Mr. Jobs has reacted angrily to some of these books, and in some cases has directed Apple stores to temporarily remove other books from the same publishers from their shelves.

The new biography is only in the early planning stages at this point and would cover his entire life from youth to present day.