Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs (; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate and investor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc.; chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that same year, and traveled through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism. His declassified FBI report states that he used marijuana and LSD while he was in college, and once told a reporter that taking LSD was "one of the two or three most important things" he had done in his life. Jobs and Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976 to sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. Together the duo gained fame and wealth a year later for the Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers. Jobs saw the commercial potential of the Xerox Alto in 1979, which was mouse-driven and had a graphical user interface (GUI). This led to development of the unsuccessful Apple Lisa in 1983, followed by the breakthrough Macintosh in 1984, the first mass-produced computer with a GUI. The Macintosh introduced the desktop publishing industry in 1985 with the addition of the Apple LaserWriter, the first laser printer to feature vector graphics. Jobs was forced out of Apple in 1985 after a long power struggle with the company's board and its then-CEO John Sculley. That same year, Jobs took a few of Apple's members with him to found NeXT, a computer platform development company that specialized in computers for higher-education and business markets. In addition, he helped to develop the visual effects industry when he funded the computer graphics division of George Lucas's Lucasfilm in 1986. The new company was Pixar, which produced Toy Story, the first fully computer-animated film. Apple merged with NeXT in 1997, and Jobs became CEO of his former company within a few months. He was largely responsible for helping revive Apple, which had been at the verge of bankruptcy. He worked closely with designer Jony Ive to develop a line of products that had larger cultural ramifications, beginning in 1997 with the "Think different" advertising campaign and leading to the iMac, iTunes, iTunes Store, Apple Store, iPod, iPhone, App Store, and the iPad. In 2001, the original Mac OS was replaced with a completely new Mac OS X, based on NeXT's NeXTSTEP platform, giving the OS a modern Unix-based foundation for the first time. Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003. He died of respiratory arrest related to the tumor at age 56 on October 5, 2011.

Genre: Biography, Drama
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 109 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
82
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
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Year:
2015
122
$12,403,169
Website
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Steve Wozniak:
I was angry. You were saying things about the Apple II, and the way you were treating the team...

Steve Jobs:
Woz, you get a free pass for life. I gotta get back on stage; we got like, two minutes of rehearsal time left.

Steve Wozniak:
Do you understand how condescending that just was? Maybe you don't...

Steve Jobs:
I don't wanna see you get dragged off...

Steve Wozniak:
I get a free pass for life from you? You give out the passes? You give them to me?

Steve Jobs:
You're gonna have a stroke, little buddy.

Steve Wozniak:
What did you do? What did you do? Why has Lisa not heard of me?

Steve Jobs:
How many fourth graders have heard of you?

Steve Wozniak:
You can't write code... you're not an engineer... you're not a designer... you can't put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board. The graphical interface was stolen from Xerox Parc. Jef Raskin was the leader of the Mac team before you threw him off his own project! Someone else designed the box! So how come ten times in a day, I read Steve Jobs is a genius? What do you do?

Steve Jobs:
I play the orchestra, and you're a good musician. You sit right there and you're the best in your row.

Steve Wozniak:
I came here to clear the air. Do you know why I came here?

Steve Jobs:
Didn't you just answer that?

Steve Wozniak:
I came here 'cause you're gonna get killed. Your computer's gonna fail. You got a college and university advisory board telling you they need a powerful work station for two to three thousand. You priced NeXT at sixty-five hundred, and that doesn't include the optional three thousand dollar hardrive which people will discover isn't optional, because the optical disk is too weak to do anything, and the twenty-five hundred dollar laser printer brings the total to twelve thousand dollars, and in the entire world you are the only person that cares that it's housed in a perfect cube. You're gonna get killed. And I came here to stand next to you while that happens 'cause that's what friends do... that's what men do. I don't need your pass. We go back, so don't talk to me like I'm other people. I'm the only one that knows that this guy here is someone you invented. I'm standing by you because that perfect cube - that does nothing - is about to be the single biggest failure in the history of personal computing.

Steve Jobs:
Tell me something else I don't know.

Joanna Hoffman:
You don't think you're having a bizarre overreaction to a nineteen-year-old girl allowing her mother to list her own house?

Steve Jobs:
She could 'a tried...

Joanna Hoffman:
She's supposed to stop her mother - that particular mother - from living...

Steve Jobs:
She gave Chrisann her blessing to sell the house and she did it to spite me!

Joanna Hoffman:
I don't care if she put a pipe bomb in the water heater! You're going to fix it now!

Steve Jobs:
She's been acting weird for months. She's turned on me.

Joanna Hoffman:
[knocks papers onto the floor] Fix it.

Steve Jobs:
What the...

Joanna Hoffman:
[knocks more papers onto the floor] Fix it, Steve.

Steve Jobs:
Take it easy!

Joanna Hoffman:
[knocks even more papers onto the floor] Fix it or I quit, how 'bout that? I quit and you never see me again, how 'bout that?

Steve Jobs:
[concerned] Tell me what's wrong with you this morning.

Joanna Hoffman:
[has tears in her eyes] What's been wrong with me for nineteen years. I have been a witness, and I tell you I've been complicit. I love you, Steve. You know how much. I love that you don't care how much money a person makes; you care what they make. But what you make isn't supposed to be the best part of you. When you're a father... that's what's supposed to be the best part of you, and it's caused me two decades of agony. Steve... that it is for you... the worst. It's a little thing... it's a very small thing. Fix it. Fix it now or you can contact me at my new job working anywhere I want.

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