Today I finally got around to watching the movie Jobs (the one starring Ashton Kutcher)
I confess I had hesitations about watching it at all. For one thing, I am far too close to the subject matter. I have studied Steve Jobs since 1982. Even in the late 1980s, he wasn’t a household name, and my roommate in college pronounced “Jobs” with a long O (as you would say the word “robes”), which drove me right up the tree. I was into Jobs two decades before it became really cool.
Having seen the movie, I can also attest to having met half the people that were featured in it. The entire topic of Apple – - its entire history from 1976 to present – - is something I know fairly deeply, so I knew I wouldn’t learn anything new from the movie, but I was concerned about how much it might irk me with inaccuracies. (more…)