How a Dreamer Changed the World

2014 ,    »  -   13 Comments
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How a Dreamer Changed the World

This is a profile on late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a technological visionary who overcame numerous setbacks on his path to success. This short documentary features interviews with several of Jobs' colleagues and business associates who recount the adversities faced, and his ultimate triumph as a computer pioneer.

A longhaired dreamer described by friends as a traditional "hippie," Jobs dropped out of Reed College and travelled before returning to his childhood home in the Bay Area of California. It was upon his return that he presented his concept of a personal computer to his friend and future business partner, Steve Wozniak. Together they designed the Apple I, setting in motion a turn of events that would impact the future of technology for decades to come.

Tracing the evolution of the early model Apples and their groundbreaking features from color graphics to the mouse, the would-be turning point for Jobs and company came in 1984 with the debut of the Macintosh. Revolutionary in its user-friendly interface, the Macintosh paved the way for personal computers still in use today; however, the initial launch didn't translate immediately into profit, causing many on the Apple Board of Directors to question Jobs' leadership at the company and delivering a hit to his reputation.

Ultimately ejected from Apple, Jobs created a new company, NEXT, with the continued ambition to create a world-changing computer. It was during this time that Jobs turned his attention to operating systems instead of hardware, focused on his personal life, and undertook a new venture in entertainment with the purchase of Pixar Animation, an investment that made Jobs a billionaire thanks to the success of their first feature film, Toy Story.

In the ten years that had passed since Jobs' ousting from Apple the company had suffered greatly, often failing to compete with Windows. Having a renewed interest in Apple, Jobs sold NEXT to the company and returned as interim CEO. In an unprecedented move, Jobs secured an investment from competitor Bill Gates in order to revitalize the Mac brand with the debut of the candy-colored iMac desktops and clamshell laptops that paved the way for the personal technology still in use today, from the iPod to the iPhone.

Representing Jobs as an incorrigible salesman and charismatic public figure, this edition of GAME CHANGERS provides a succinct overview of his life's work.

13 Comments / User Reviews

  1. John Summers

    Cant stand the guy, I wont watch it.

  2. pwndecaf


  3. a_no_n

    surely it should be "How a dreamer stole the ideas that changed the world."
    although i didn't realise it was still Bill Gates' money which funded apples rise...kinda makes you wonder what Jobs actually did to deserve his fame because the more I find out about him the less deserving he seems to be of his reputation as a "game changer".

    between Wozniak and Gates, Jobs didn't really do anything except take all the credit.

  4. Tarquin Mahoney

    Once upon a time a megalomaniac decided all the good ideas were his,
    and so it came to be that he took everyone else to court when they said that; whilst he was very helpful in developing the good ideas sometimes they werent actually "his" to keep.

    Nevertheless the megalomaniac carried on being what he was and ruled the minds of many young, impressionable and financially misguided shiny thing purchasers who still worship his now rotting (or vaporised?) corpse to this day grasping the memory of him by using his sacred holy white computer devices that contain special jobs juice or something and chanting his magic special fruits name...
    Carrying the symbol of a half eaten apple as a sigil of his brilliance, the bite representing the egregious profits of his organisation and how this is just better.
    (you can tell by the way they are white and slightly shinier of course from the wondrous glistening magical jobs jism that has been impregnated into them).

    This story all came about basically all because he was mates with Billy "adenoid monobeing" gates, steve "stevey?" wozniak and was jealous of their megalomania and wisdom respectively.

    Oh, there was something about another chap who designed the wheel scroll thingy on the ipod who was cleverer than any of them in any case but didnt get paid quite as much but no-one cares about him.
    All hail the mighty half eaten apple and the memory of a grinning lunatic in a turtle neck.
    The end.

  5. a_no_n

    lol Jobs jism, that made me chuckle

  6. Sacco Svd

    What about a docu about the real genius, Wozniak.

  7. pwndecaf

    The ideas and realization of the Graphical User Interface and the mouse came from Xerox PARC. They have a good story to tell.

  8. sunson

    hahaha brilliant!

  9. Munawar Memon

    It is beyond any single genius to remould this world to any body's heart desire. Wise people have done more harm to human kind than good ! These wise buddies crop up here and there, and leave behind tools that are used by mad people. Mankind have succeded in creating debutants who make their appearances as builders and destroyers .The predicament is that the world have been infested with a flux of problems so much that those who have been bent on destruction don't know when to stop and those who have building know not where to begin ?

  10. veverk

    Sorry, the guy was a corporate thug. Why anyone would idolise this i*iot is beyond me.

  11. Teh BuG

    Wozniak was everything for apple. all jerbs did was put it in a sleek white box and sell it to ret**ded yuppies.

    one star.

  12. D.larke

    The count of silicon valley , YES we was all those negative things y our all screaming,but that just makes him human ... disgusting I know ,flaws and all .please hate him, as you do yourselves

  13. Nap

    Like him or not,there is no denying Steve Jobs was extremely gifted, quick, innovative, intuitive...... A true genius is able to see what others don't. What he saw, and then have created, changed our world. Thank you Steve Jobs and thank you for thinking differently.

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