Monday, October 24, 2011

Steve, Steve, Steve!


I guess I'm actually starting to become fascinated with the life of Steve Jobs. I always used to think he was just one of those guys, who started companies and hired the right people. I use to think he was just a face. So it's been really interesting finding out some of the challenges he faced in his life, and just how important he was to the companies he created.

Today is the day where A LOT of info has come out about Steve, 656 pages about him (or if you aren't into reading, 25 hours of audio), exclusively in his official biography written by Walter Isaacson.

You can get it instantly on iBooks, Kindle or by purchasing the audiobook from iTunes.

For a brief preview, 60 minutes have made their Steve Jobs episode, which mainly interviews Walter Isaacson, available on youtube. Unfortunately they disabled embedding, so here are the links.

Part 1

Part 2

Apple have also published their 19th of October Memorial online. It's around 90 minutes long, but it's quite sad. Musical performances from Coldplay and Norah Jones.

A Celebration of Steve's life

So it appears Sony Pictures have acquired the rights to do a Bio-pic based on the Steve Jobs Biography. Since Sony Pictures brought us the big screen adaptation of "The Accidental Billionaires" and titled it "The Social Network", I can imagine the film will be quite amazing.

Until the bio pic is released, you can see a couple of other small screen releases that tell the tale of Jobs.

Pirates of Silicon Valley

This Tele-movie was  released in 1999 so it only tells the story up until NeXT Computer was acquired by Apple and Steve returned to the company.

The Pixar Story

This is a great doco for anyone who also wants to know the history behind Pixar. This official documentary also goes quite deep into Steve's involvement in the company. It was released in 2007.

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