After his death from cancer in October, the BBC Two started crafting a nearly one-hour documentary examining how Jobs propelled the company from his parents garage to global supremacy. While key figures in both Jobs personal and professional life did not participate, the BBC did get cooperation from folks who knew him as a Merry Prankster-like individual circa the Ken Kesey era. One of those who were happy to talk was Steve Wozniak, the computer wizard who founded Apple with Jobs in 1976, and left full-time employment there in the mid 1980s. In speaking about their connection, Wozniak commented, “Steve and I, we were like a Lennon-McCartney partnership.” You can check out the full 1 hour documentary after the break. » Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy [video]
On April Foolsday in 1976 Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne signed the founding contract for Apple Computer. The original contract has been sold at Sothebys books and manuscripts auction Tuesday afternoon to a phone bidder for $1.6 million. The tech fortune posted a video of the last minute of the Tuesday bidding for the documents, which started at $70,000 and ended 9 minutes later at $1.35 million. You can see the video after the break. » Original Apple Founding Contract Sells For $1.6 Million At Sothebys Auction
PBS is making their 60-minute “Steve Jobs– One Last Thing” documentary available on DVD starting today. The documentary is available on Amazon for $22.15 and includes a never-before-broadcast interview with Jobs from 1994, as well as interviews with a number of those who knew and worked with Jobs such as Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne, Ross Perot, and Dean Hovey. » One Last Thing Steve Jobs Documentary On DVD
The now iconic quote debuted in a 1997 television commercial for Apple Computer. The text was said to have been mostly written by then Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He embodied the characteristics in this quote arguably better than anyone in history. Today it lives on as a mantra for artists, inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators around the world. The poster above is handcrafted, measuring 10″ by 26″, printed on 100% cotton, handmade Arches 140# paper, and is limited to just 500 prints and is available for $95 ( unframed ) or $195 ( framed ) at the official website. Check out after the break for the original commercial which had never been aired, narrated by Steve Jobs. » Heres To The Crazy Ones Poster
The Computer History Museum announced today a new online exhibit on legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The exhibit features rare footage of Jobs from 1980 speaking about the early days of Apple. “We had no idea what people would do with these things,” Jobs says in the video, describing the 1977 Apple II computer that launched Apple into a major technology company. » From The Garage To The Worlds Most Valuable Company [video]
Biographer Walter Issacson told the New York Times that he intentionally left out details about a variety of products that Steve was working on. Not only was Steve working on a television, related Issacson, but the Apple co-founder also “wanted to reinvent” photography and textbooks, too.
He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and photography. He really wanted to take these on. I did not go into details about these products in the book because it was implicitly Apples creations and it is not fair to the company to reveal these details. But, he did talk about the television. He told me he had “licked it” and once said, “There is no reason you should have all these complicated remote controls.”
If it is not Noah Wyle, who played Jobs in Pirates of Silicon Valley, it might be George Clooney, Wyle his co Star in the hit TV show from a decade ago, ER according to the Sun.
The actor, 50, is reportedly battling it out with his former ER co-star Noah Wyle, 40, for the role.The biopic, which is expected to start filming next year, will chart the life of the amazing entrepreneur, who died last month from pancreatic cancer at just 56. According to Now magazine, filming on the project is due to start next year.