On the trail of Steve Jobs in California He was the ultimate tastemaker, but Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lived in surprising suburban ordinariness in Silicon Valley. Jonathan Margolis follows his trail
A biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs will shoot portions of the film at the home where Jobs grew up and the garage where he co-founded Apple, the people behind the movie announced. The film is set to cover Jobs' "30 most defining years," according to a press release. The movie covers his years as a youth all the way through his second stint with Apple. The movie, "jOBS," which is due out in late fall, is set to begin principle photography next month. Ashton Kutcher has been cast to play the lead role.
The screenwriter also said that his script will not be a traditional "cradle-to-grave" biography. After having helped invent the technology that set Steve Jobs off on a biopic-worthy career, Steve Wozniak is going to make sure that biopic gets the technology just right.
Steve Jobs couldn't start Apple without Steve Wozniak, and apparently Aaron Sorkin can't tell Jobs' story without the Woz. The Oscar-winning screenwriter has hired the Apple co-founder as an adviser as he turns Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography "Steve Jobs" into a screenplay for a movie project that Sony Pictures announced on Tuesday. Sorkin is best known for his Academy Award-winning adaptation of "The Social Network," an account of how Mark Zuckerberg built the Facebook empire.
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"I don't have broadband at my home," he said. In case the Australians hadn't heard, understood, or were merely in a state of catatonia, he added: "I, Steve Wozniak, don't have broadband at my home." He went on to explain that broadband in his little part of Los Gatos, Calif., is "a monopoly." You have to get it from your cable company. But, being a forward-thinking person, Woz doesn't have cable. He added: "There are 50 companies that want to sell me DSL, but they've all got to go through the Horizon wires -- the local phone company -- and I've got one of the two worst Horizons in the country."
APPLE co-founder Steve Wozniak has stunned a business forum in Perth with a personal admission that no one saw coming. Answering a question on Australia's $36 billion national broadband network (NBN), the American computer wizard and engineer let it be known he didn't have broadband internet at his home in Los Gatos, California. "I don't have broadband at my home," Mr Wozniak said, to much surprise in the audience. "I, Steve Wozniak, don't have broadband at my home." Mr Wozniak told a wry tale about a clash of second-class infrastructure and new-age technology. "I live one kilometre out of the main part of town," he explained.
In a brief interview with an Australian news station on Thursday, Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak spoke of his time at Apple, shared his thoughts on Steve Jobs and waxed philosophical about the digital age. Besides basic background bio questions, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) feature interview (via MacDailyNews) asked Wozniak about the future of computers and the legacy late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left behind.
APPLE co-founder Steve Wozniak says the company's technology is so good it will probably never be a victim of its own success by becoming uncool. "Apple a victim of its own success? You could have asked that at any point along the way," the American technology guru said after a business forum in Perth yesterday. "Of course there's always a chance - and there's also a chance that it will become twice as successful because of its success."
EXCLUSIVE: Watch Steve Jobs play FDR in Apple's long-lost takeoff on famous '1984' Macintosh TV commercial Nine-minute film called '1944' was produced to inspire Apple sales team to take on IBM By Paul McNamara on Wed, 05/02/12 - 10:37am. 11 Comments Print . What's this? If all you want to see is Steve Jobs playfully portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt - right down to the cigarette holder - here's that short clip before we get to the longer version of the film that it's taken from and an explanation: