I got the loot, Steve! He'd written a sketch for us to perform the next day at Macworld. I just wanted a small startup experience and a chance to design a smaller product again, a universal remote control. And during an Apple beach retreat to celebrate the Macintosh, he stands like a God high above his employees, throwing frisbees down for them to play with. First I pick up my slide-clicker and then I put my hands together. Teenagers Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are shown caught on the campus during a riot between students and police. This dramatization of the tangled history of Apple Computer and Microsoft, based on a book by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, hits enough of the right notes to make its failures all the more frustrating.
The strain of 90+ hour work weeks, and days of sleepless programing led to many employees rebelling against Jobs' verbal abuse, even to the point of assaulting him in one scene. Then again, Ballmer felt that Jobs' genius lay in making computers not a business, but a religion, and nothing scared him more. With a team of Harvard researchers, I embarked on a seven-month research project that encompassed virtually everything we could find on the history of both companies, including old technical magazines from the '70s. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist, who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Archived from on December 14, 2001. We did a mockup with Noah and it was almost impossible to tell them apart. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Xerox got a lot of Apple stock for it too, it was an agreement. Microsoft walked out with Apple's Macintosh system just as Apple had walked out with Xerox's system. Disturbed by Jobs' manipulations, he left the company he co-founded, and went on to teach computers to school children. From there, we dive into the deep past, to the founding of both companies.
I intended every scene to be based on actual events, including such seemingly fantastic moments as Bill Gates' bulldozer races in the middle of the night and Steve Jobs' bare feet going up on the board room table during an applicant's job interview. Feeling justified in his obsession, there were few lines he wouldn't cross, from verbally abuse enthusiastic employees until they are mute with humiliation, to grilling a potential employee with his bare feet casually resting on the conference table about when the potential employee may or may not have lost his virginity, all in service of his grand vision and ego. However, while Woz seemed overwhelmed by the sudden success, Jobs took to it like a shark to water. Not coincidently, he later named a series of computers Lisa, but it wasn't until over a decade later that he actually accepted Lisa has his flesh and blood. I have two or more sources that verify each scene.
Archived from on February 6, 2002. That callous vitriol made even more striking because he himself was orphaned and spent much of his adult life trying to find his real mother. He seemed to be the most Shakespearean figure in American culture in the last 50 years I could think of — the rise of, the fall of, and the return of. Otherwise, why even be here? At Harvard, Gates and his buddies Paul Allen Josh Hopkins and Steve Ballmer John DiMaggio lounge around in a dorm room, with the prematurely balding hipster Ballmer chiding Gates about his well-worn stack of Playboy magazines and suggests he come to a strip club instead. This event is followed by the development of the with the help of Gates and in 1981. Now it is time for the two to meet again, Bill Gates, repeating Picasso's quote incorrectly attributing it to Van Gogh , took his team to the Apple Headquarters, and it is here that the rival obsessions clashed. You survive because you make them need what you have.
He always saw things differently. The film ends in 1997, with 42 year old Jobs' return to Apple after its acquisition of and with his announcement at the of an alliance between Apple and Microsoft. It's like art, science, religion, all rolled into one. The earliest flashback is in 1971 and takes place on the campus during the period of the. Only when you get there, you realize that I got there first. They're not revolutionaries, we are.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. It was a remarkable transformation. That suggestion was based on an incorrect Wall Street Journal that said I was leaving Apple because I didn't like things there. Not the students who occupied the dean's office in the late '60s. We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. Archived from on August 15, 2001.
Wozniak notes to the audience the resemblance between and the image of Anthony Michael Hall on the screen behind Jobs during this announcement. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing. Jobs and Woz develop in the garage of Jobs' family home, with the help of Marcus Giamatti and Elizabeth Melissa McBride. And that's exactly how we did it. It took them a long time to get it halfway right. Wyle agreed and initially appeared as Jobs, until Jobs walked onto the stage and let the audience in on the joke.
The movie clearly wants to be about the enigmatic and brilliant Steve Jobs, yet it almost never opts to spend time with that character when it can instead show us another wacky computer industry legend. The personal drives portrayed in the movie were amazingly accurate. He was brilliant, volcanic, obsessive, suspicious, even vicious in a business sense. In Pirates of Silicon Valley, the abnormal and eccentric visionaries Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates - the Silicon Valley's great minds who jump-started the future; as well as their competition on the development of the personal computer; are portrayed with stimulating, cutting-edge style. Nevertheless, Jobs felt he was righteous and unstoppable, regardless of the pressure he put on everybody, his employees loved him for it, and he rewarded them for their loyalty.
Not the anti-war marchers who were determined to overthrow the establishment. Woz would show up once a week with his latest to test it out, and Steve Jobs was on the phone a lot in the kitchen. Jobs' college friend and early Apple employee also liked the film. Word of this eventually reached Jobs more than once, but no matter how angry or accusatory Steve became, Bill could always calmly explain away any such fears, weathering any of Steve's tirades meekly, placating Steve into, once again, believing that Microsoft was no threat, a level of manipulation that Steve Ballmer felt was where Bill Gates' true genius lay. Even more shocking to all of them was that Apple Computers Inc. Stepping away from his revolutionary counterculture style, Steve Jobs shocks his friends by changing into a business suit and shaving the last of his facial hair for the 1977 Computer Fair in San Francisco.