Essay On La Vida Robots

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When put into group projects for engineering people tend to ask, what makes a strong team? Since every individual thinks differently there would be endless answers to that question. But there will always be that rare event where 2 completely different people think the exact same way resulting in having the same answer. Just like Joshua Davis, author of the magazine article “La Vida Robot” and Walter Isaacson, author of the novel Steve Jobs. In these passages, both David and Isaacson explain what type of members make up a strong team. When it comes to building an effective team David believes that within a strong team there must be a member that takes on the role of the leader and a member that takes the role of the mechanic and/or the brains of the group. He conveys his perspective in “La Vida Robot”, where he shows that “[Lorenzo] had grown up rebuilding car engines with his brother and cousin. Now he was ready to build something of his own. The team had found its mechanics man…”(David 189). This …show more content…
In the passage Isaacson states, “During his (Wozniak’s) senior year, he got a part-time job at Sylvania and had the chance to work on a computer for the first time. He learned FORTRAN a book and read the manuals for most of the system of the day…” (Isaacson 206). This piece of evidence displays that Wozniak has been experienced and educated in being a mechanic and engineer. Also, in like manner to David, Isaacson talks about the leader, “I mean, he knew how to talk to a sales representatives. I could never have done that. I’m too shy” (Isaacson 214). This source makes it clear that that Jobs and Wozniak are two different people, but because they have 2 different personalities they were able to get along and work together. As well as the evidence demonstrating that Jobs has the persona and confidence of a

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