The opening scene of the upcoming movie jOBS shows Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) and Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) in a parking lot discussing the future of the desktop computer. While Jobs is ecstatic about the idea of no more mainframes, the dialogue makes it sound as though it was "The Woz" that hadn't a clue to the possible value of what he had built. Steve Wozniak appears in the scene to have built his box as a hobby, saying that "Nobody wants to buy a computer. Nobody."
Kutcher and Gad as Jobs and The Woz
Great stuff, except for one thing. It is all made up. That comes from no closer a source than Steve Wozniak himself who said that the personalities are wrong and that it was he who knew the worth of the PC thanks to his involvement with the Homebrew Computer Club which Jobs did not attend. If the very first scene of the movie is shot down by someone who lived the events, we wonder how the Sculley years at Apple will be depicted.
"Not close...we never had such interaction and roles...I'm not even sure what it's getting at...personalities are very wrong although mine is closer...don't forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn't around and didn't attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future."-Steve Wozniak
10.PAPINYC(banned)(Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I disagree, I think that the movie will bomb and very few people will attend. When you think about it, why go see a movie when you already know the plot; you already know the lies; and, you already know the ending??! If you're into that kind of movie you can just watch "Titanic" available on BluRay because 'your heart will go on' even after the boat sinks!!!!
"The Social Network" is one of the highest grossing films of all time. It was stupid, boring, innacurate, and everyone that cared to know how FB got started already knew.
I'm not defending nor endorsing TSN by any means, just making the point that idiotic movies like that do phenomenally well. Sadly, I can pretty much guarantee jOBS will smash box office records due to hipsters, the elderly, teenage girls, and drones coming out in waves to see it again and again.
It makes no sense that they wouldn't consult the guys that lived through it. I'm going to pass on this piece of fiction that's essentially going suck off Steve Job's for an hour and a half other than portray the truth.
It does and it doesn't. Hollwood is obviously notorious for skewing altering or straight up ommitting/creating facts for biopics "true story" movies.
But yeah I do hate that Steve Wozniak, who is one of the nicest guys...well anywhere...is probabl;y going to be portrayed as a fat bumbling nervous wreck who would've given up and worked at McDonalds if not for the "great" steve jobs.
It's a movie, not a documentary. It's designed to entertain, not to convey facts. That doesn't mean the spirit of what they're saying isn't true or inspired by real quotes or opinions. The conversation in the clip obviously didn't happen exactly as the same in real life, but I do seem to remember hearing a quote from Jobs, going something along the lines of if you asked someone over a hundred years ago, around the time of the invention of the automobile, what they wanted, they wouldn't say a car, they'd say they want a faster horse. Sounds pretty similar to Kutcher's line in the clip. Maybe Jobs never said anything like that in the early days, but who cares, it's a movie.
38.timtimity(Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
Woz is always smiling. It's refreshing to see someone in the industry who genuinely seems to be a nice guy (I'm sure lots of people are, but there are also a lot who seem insincere, arrogant and smug).
I can happily say, I'm a Android fan. I also think Steve Jobs was brilliant. His passing has made a huge void in the technology AND marketing world. Argue all you want about my opinions.
What apple is today, is not what I think Steve Jobs would want. I dislike apple 2013 and don't see myself ever having an interest any day soon. With all that being said..............
Its a movie, plain and simple. Fact or fiction, its entertainment for ALOT of people. Dont like it, stay home. Interested, go get a huge bucket of popcorn and some Juju beans and maybe a X large diet soda, sit down and watch. It doesn't matter to me and it shouldn't matter to any of you. ITS A MOVIE! NOT REAL!!
52.luxzy801(Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)
Actually, apple today is exactly what Steve Jobs wanted. Jobs's idea of technology was "PROPRIETARY". Look at any apple product before 2005 (and a lot of it today), it was all proprietary, Jobs's concept was F*** the people and make money. His whole plan for apple was for people to buy it from him, that is why he has never let anyone sell apple or market it in such a way that would give someone else credit for his "work" (Wink, Wink). Look at the iPod, he was so hesitant to let HP develop the iTunes software for PC that he actually had nothing to do with it, same thing with the original iTunes phone (Motorola ROKR), which Jobs said was dissapointing (Even though it sold like hot cakes) because they did not buy it from him. His whole idea for the iPhone was to rip off everyone else to get people to come to apple, luckily for him, he chose the right time. If not for the events between 2006 and 2007, the iPhone would have sank (Think about an iPhone release in 2004, people would have laughed and it would have been another WinMo). 2006-2007: microsoft screwed the public with Vista (BAD IDEA MA'IN), Nokia was blowing up all around the world with the idea of a constant connectivity device (SMARTPHONE) and more and more people started carrying smart devices (WINMO, PALM and NOKIA S60s). and Blackberry proved that point by bringing an attractive smartphone the blew up as soon as it was released (Every person had a Pearl), not to mention Danger's Sidekick, which was the same type of concept as the iPhone itself. Jobs was a lying, manipulative, thieving a** punk, but then again, so was everyone else, that is why we are where we are today with technology, UNFORTUNATELY...