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You have to admire the ballsiness if nothing else, as screenwriter of The Social Network and The Newsroom creator Aaron Sorkin has revealed his intentions to structure the much-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic on top of just three 30-minute scenes, presented in real-time, at key Apple product launches.
“7-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad. They are going to be DOA [Dead On Arrival].” So said ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs during an Apple earnings call in October 2010, resolutely shunning any idea that the so-influential tech giant would follow suit of its competitors and opt for a smaller-sized tablet.
On September 12th, Apple took to the stage and did two things. They made several key product announcements, and seemed to lose the very essence which gave the company their unique place in the technology space. On September 6th, Amazon presented themselves as a company with the ability to 'Think Different,' taking that same value from Cupertino and superseding their ambition.
Spotted on the streets of LA on Friday and snapped by TMZ, the first photos of Two And A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher dressed in-character as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have come to fruition. The 34-year old dons Jobs’s trademark (and now iconic) get-up; comprising black turtleneck sweater, faded jeans and white sneakers as he makes his way back to the set of one of two biopics currently in the works, tentatively entitled Jobs: Get Inspired.
Despite observing this particular piece of casting news on the first day of the fourth month of the year with much trepidation (we initially resigned it to our over-stuffed April Fool’s Day joke drawer), the news that Ashton Kutcher is to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a biopic of his life – entitled, reservedly, Jobs – is in fact entirely genuine.
1991 was an odd time for exiled founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, as he was up for a position on the export council (a foreign trade committee) under US President George H. W. Bush. Of course, any kind of job within Government means a required background check FBI, the findings of which have been made public today, 20 years later.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has earned a pay package worth a staggering $378m (£244m) in 2011. Taking home £1.8 million in salary and performance bonus during the year – quite the generous sum itself we'd agree – that figure is eclipsed by the value in shares he was granted by Apple's board upon taking over from the late Steve Jobs in August.
Kanye West stormed Twitter late on Wednesday night and early today, writing 86 tweets discussing fashion, his late mother and announcing his new company "DONDA."
He wanted to let Steve Jobs finish; but he's planning to make the greatest production and design company of all time, as he tweets to continue work in the same vein as the late Apple CEO.
We can collectively effect the world trough design. We need to pick up where steve jobs left off
Kanye has said he is looking for “a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts … app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist … doctors, scientist, teachers.”
Action Man, Captain Scarlet, Superman, He-Man... Growing up, there's a fair chance that you owned a variety of super-powered, feature-laden, articulating action figures of your favourite superheroes and supervillains. What you probably didn't have was a brilliantly lifelike plastic replica of an influential businessman. Kids growing up in 2012 might just get that chance.
So Wired published an insightful interview with Amazon's Founder Jeff Bezos, discussing all things content consumption, cloud computing, consumer culture disruption and an odd side-track about his financial pledges into public space travel. The bit that formulated opinion is where he starts to discuss the Kindle Fire as more than just a competitor to the iPad.
This pushes forward the two competing concepts of how computing should be done, aforementioned in the title. The Post-PC device, as predicted by Steve Jobs and the general trend of products from Apple is to be the new "car" when Personal Computers become trucks. On it's lowest base: Post-PC devices rely on new input / output methods and allow a new population of non-expert users to use the product more cheaply and simply. There is a focus on the OS, the experience is centralised around the device, and content is downloaded to the device.
The Post-web device is something that is best demonstrated by the Kindle Fire: a culmination of the services that Jeff has accrued over his illustrious 15 years. Taking the concept of computing up into the cloud, streaming media, taking the focus off the OS and the hardware, instead forming a more literal definition of a window to your content.
This has presented two interesting concepts for the future of computing, both have a bright future for sure; but which would be of preference in a world where many only choose one?
California based Signal Snowboards experiment with new designs and ideas every third Thursday, creating a rather popularly viral web series in the process. This time around, they created the iShred: a custom ride with a built in iPad, to create a fitting homage to Jobs.
So Steve Job's biographer, Walter Isaacson revealed in an interview with the New York Times that he intentionally left out details of products that Steve was working on. Turns out he may have been a little more open than we first thought.
From the Steve Jobs Biography: ‘I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ [Steve Jobs] told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.’ No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.’
We've already written our Steve Jobs obituary; but last night Walter Isaacson, official biographer of the Apple CEO took part in an episode of 60 minutes. From what he says, it's obvious to notice that Steve really split the crowd down the middle of love and hate. Whichever way you see it, you can't help but take note of the effect he has had on the tech industry. We've got the show embedded here.