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'jOBS' Stars Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad to Kick off Macworld/iWorld Next Week

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Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, the actors who play Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the upcoming independent movie jOBS, will be hitting up the annual Macworld/iWorld conference in San Francisco next week.

The two actors will be attending a talk where they discuss their experiences portraying the two Steves, who famously began Apple Computer in 1976. The session is titled "Playing Steve & Woz," and it will take place on the main stage of room 2005 at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the event.

jOBS will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival later this week, with a public release set for April.

Musician Will.i.am also plans to attend the Macworld/iWorld conference this year, pairing with Intel futurist Brian David Johnson in a discussion on future technology and gadgets. Fred Armisen, of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live, will also be present.

Though Apple has not attended Macworld/iWorld since 2009, the conference has continued to be popular with third party companies, developers, and Apple enthusiasts. Over the years, Macworld/iWorld has expanded to include Apple's mobile operating system in addition to the traditional Mac hardware and software.

The conference, which features upcoming products, apps, and tech talks, is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning at $25 for access to the Expo hall.

Macworld/iWorld begins on January 31 and will run until February 2 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

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Morshu9001

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They're going with "jOBS"!? WTF is that name?

Musician Will.i.am also plans to attend the Macworld/iWorld conference this year, pairing with Intel futurist Brian David Johnson in a discussion on future technology and gadgets.
Will.i.am, the guy who "made" that hideous iPhone accessory... with plans for future gadgets. What other product is he going to horribly screw up?
 
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Squilly

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No one can replace Steve. It'll still do well but they don't need a movie about everything -.-
One about Osama Bin Laden now this.
 
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cburton

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I remember being all excited when MacWorld was coming up. I didn't even know they were still having it.
 
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OriginalMacRat

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I remember being all excited when MacWorld was coming up. I didn't even know they were still having it.

The decline started after 9/11 when many vendors stopped going.

It was really sad when the exhibit floor started filling up with non-technology vendors. I remember one year there was a vendor selling porn DVDs, and multiple suit case vendors.

After Apple pulled out, it became more of an iPod/iPhone accessories flea market.
 
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Jsameds

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I'm looking forward to these films. I'm slightly addicted to documentaries, interviews and speeches with/about Jobs.

Even now I'll hear something Steve said 20/30 years ago and it's astonishing how unbelievably accurate his visions of the future were, most notably in that recently surfaced speech from the early 80's.
 
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To have these actors at iWorld/Macworld promoting their movie to the fanbase is only a testimony to how small of an ad budget they must have to promote the 8 million dollar film. :(

My opinion is that Ashton should have never been given the role. I look forward to the big budget film by the group that did the Social Network.
 
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I guess some people would be interested in hearing what actors have to say.

I'm not clear why that would be the case. We are talking about Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad (whoever he is). Actors of no discernible talent or history of performances in films of any note.

And they will give the listener some worthwhile insight into the lives of Jobs and Wozniak because they played them in a movie??

..."I'm not a Doctor, but I play one on TV"...Taking advice from that speaker makes about the same sense.

KdParker...I'm not criticizing your post, you are undoubtedly correct. The question is "why?".:confused:
 
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OriginalMacRat

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Even now I'll hear something Steve said 20/30 years ago and it's astonishing how unbelievably accurate his visions of the future were, most notably in that recently surfaced speech from the early 80's.

Only because no one brings up his visions that were way off the mark.
 
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MagnusVonMagnum

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Forget Ashton; it's a shame Apple no longer attends these events. Even if they don't introduce something new, they could still promote their current products and let people talk to developers or engineers, which could ultimately benefit everyone (since feedback is so useless). They've really done the community a disservice by abandoning the event and one would hope that now that the Control Freak is gone from this Earth, they could return to behaving like a civilized company once again and supporting the community that got them where they are today.
 
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MasterHowl

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Musician Will.i.am also plans to attend the Macworld/iWorld conference this year, pairing with Intel futurist Brian David Johnson in a discussion on future technology and gadgets.

Can I just ask why this "musician Will.i.am" person is attending?

The only technology he's familiar with is autotune, and even then he doesn't have a good graspe with it... terrible terrible.
 
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vajon

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Even now I'll hear something Steve said 20/30 years ago and it's astonishing how unbelievably accurate his visions of the future were, most notably in that recently surfaced speech from the early 80's.

He accomplished what he had in mind decades ago, so he shaped the future.

That why so accurate. He was the one who "created the future".
 
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kwikdeth

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oh great. more garish underspec'd overpriced plastic junk from the brill.i.aint mind of will.i.am. maybe a $899 add on attachment for your ipad that lets you sing through auto-tune. comes with tacky plastic hair hat.
 
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Apple Key

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Because it's astoundingly cute and clever and will make you want to see the movie!!:rolleyes:

Kind of a warning of what you are getting yourself in for...

Uh oh. That's kind of what I was afraid of.

Didn't they claim that Ashton was taking the roles seriously? If so, it's just wrong that it's not "Jobs".
 
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