So I just watched Pirates of Silicon Valley

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  1. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    Say what you want, and I know this a movie; but Steve Jobs is an *******. No I'm not trolling, but geez! I've heard stories but I had no idea that it was this bad. And the scary thing is, is that this is probably just the icing on the cake.

    The man didn't invent, design, nor code anything at all.
     
  2. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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    He was the business-genius match to Woz, who was the engineering genius.

    I don't recall anyone every claiming Steve Jobs wrote the original Mac OS, designed the original Mac himself, so save your straw-man missives for a political forum.

    Steve saw what Woz made, and productized it. Steve directed many of the design elements of the original Mac (he plopped a phone book on a desk and said the original Mac's footprint should fit the size of the phone book).

    Steve Jobs insisted the Mac be a GUI interface, mouse input computer. The original Mac was a command-line only no mouse "word processor" concept before Steve Jobs took over the project started by Jeff Raskin.

    Pretty much every major Apple product since Steve came back to Apple has been directly influenced by Steve Jobs.

    Pirate of Silicon Valley is a movie, a movie with very loose recreations of history. Apple didn't "steal/copy" the Xerox GUI concept, they paid for the rights to see it and use the fundamental concepts.

    Don't base your perception of reality entirely on a dramatized movie.
     
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    +1 Read iWoz or iCon. You will get more out of a book than a movie.

    As said above, Woz was the engineer and Jobs was the business man.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    And Woz was the nice bloke and Jobs the bastard. :)
     
  5. stev3n macrumors 6502

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    I haven't seen that movie in a while. Are there any other Apple related movies anyone can recommend?
     
  6. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I've never seen the movie, so i may be way off base...

    But I definitely wouldn't base my opinion of anyone off of a movie. I'm not saying he isn't a an ******, but you have to take everything in movies like that with a grain of salt. As people are with The Social Network.
     
  7. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Read iWoz and you'll find out how big of a jerk Jobs can be. He was working for Atari, and they offered a prize for coders who could reduce the size of the code on the cartridges. Jobs offered Woz half the reward if he could pull it off, which he did. The problem was that he lied about the amount of the reward. I forget the numbers, but it was basically something like $500 reward and Jobs told Woz it was a $100 reward and splits that amount with him. Really classy.
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Right? I liked him so much better when he was the nice doctor on ER.
     
  9. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    With the billions Jobs got for Woz, I think they're even. :D
     
  10. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Jobs has never claimed to invent Apple products ... he is a Marketing Genius :cool:
     
  11. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I prefer the librarian turned adventurer... ;)
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Jeff Raskin (father of the Mac concept) had some interesting things to say about Jobs' original desire to kill off the project.
     
  13. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    The pirates are the chinese that are stealing from the area.
     

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