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John Gruber is a writer, blog publisher, UI designer, and the inventor of the Markdown markup language. Gruber is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. He received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Drexel University, then worked for Bare Bones Software and Joyent.
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Becoming Steve Jobs
The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
Brent Schlender - 2016-06-07 (first published in 2015)
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Now in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history. With a new foreword by Marc Andreessen and new afterword by the authors, Becoming Steve Jobs is a narrative on Jobs' evolution as a manager and leader, as an astute CEO, as a father, and as a visionary with an unparalled sense o...
John Gruber
2022-02-26T19:18:49.000Z
@geo_b42 “Becoming Steve Jobs” is as close as you can get, in my opinion. It’s a great book — an enjoyable read, accurate, lots to learn.      source
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The Return of the King
Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien - 2020-10-06 (first published in 1955)
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In celebration of The Hobbit's fifteenth anniversary, the authoritative edition of its stirring sequel, The Lord of the Rings, is elegantly presented in handsome, uniform editions. In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111-year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo — unwittingly set...
John Gruber
2020-07-09T17:56:52.000Z
@josefdlange @siracusa @lexfri @notplayingcast Love the books, have read them twice.      source
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The Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien - 2012-09-18 (first published in 1937)
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Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Ma...
John Gruber
2020-07-09T17:56:52.000Z
@josefdlange @siracusa @lexfri @notplayingcast Love the books, have read them twice.      source
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The Two Towers
Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings (2)
J. R. R. Tolkien - 2012-09-18 (first published in 1954)
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The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGSOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themFrodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it...
John Gruber
2020-07-09T17:56:52.000Z
@josefdlange @siracusa @lexfri @notplayingcast Love the books, have read them twice.      source
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Ed Morrissey
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The Fellowship of the Ring
Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (1)
J. R. R. Tolkien - 2012-09-18 (first published in 1954)
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule ...
John Gruber
2020-07-09T17:56:52.000Z
@josefdlange @siracusa @lexfri @notplayingcast Love the books, have read them twice.      source
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Ed Morrissey
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If I Ran the Circus
Dr. Seuss - 1986-01-01
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Step right up for Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk’s big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are j...
John Gruber
2018-03-01T02:51:12.000Z
@justlikethegame I must have read that book to my son 100 times. Maybe more. Our mutual favorite Seuss book.      source