Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy

Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy

2011, Biography  -   46 Comments
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Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar HippyBroadly considered a brand that inspires fervor and defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world, fueled by game-changing products that tap into modern desires.

Its leader, Steve Jobs, was a long-haired college dropout with infinite ambition, and an inspirational perfectionist with a bully's temper.

A man of contradictions, he fused a Californian counterculture attitude and a mastery of the art of hype with explosive advances in computer technology.

Insiders including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the chairman who ousted Jobs from the company he founded, and Jobs' chief of software, tell extraordinary stories of the rise, fall and rise again of Apple with Steve Jobs at its helm.

With Stephen Fry, world wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and branding guru Rita Clifton, Evan Davis decodes the formula that took Apple from suburban garage to global supremacy.

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3 years ago

How can I download this videos

Nilufar Begum
10 years ago

I love top documentary films but cannot enjoy the films from Bangladesh for two reasons-(1) We don't have youtube now. The present Govt. has banned it. (2) Our systems are too weak. There is too much of buffering and sometimes the black box does not come at all. I am profoundly sad for this deprivation.

Aj Haggerty
10 years ago

apple just makes expensive toys.

Lynnette Danna
10 years ago

Beautiful story-telling. Thank-you.

11 years ago

I so wanted one of those purple ones, but they were really expensive and I couldn't afford it at the time. so I had to settle for the cheaper HP. I still love the design of the Apples but still to this day I can't afford them, so I settle for the cheaper ones. If they brought the prices down maybe one day I will be able to get one. But time will tell I guess. RIP Steve in the garden of serenity and light were you found peace.

11 years ago

When is anyone going to say the TRUTH, Weed is GOOD! Come on, it opens your mind and expands your universe, its the ultimate creative enhancer. Come on people, the Einstein of our generation is a pot smoker and drug user, wake up an smell the weed..Open your mind, you may learn something or come up with the IPOD

11 years ago

I am a Windows user and have been since my first computer, almost 15 years ago. I had never used or touched anything from Apple until 4 years ago when the person I worked for brought an iMac in the office an after that became obsessed with almost everything that had a logo of a bitten apple on it. Couldn't understand it at all, until earlier this year I bought for the first time in my life an iPhone. Now I can clearly see what Steve Jobs, Apple and this documentary is all about. I understand why I feel the way I feel by having and using an iPhone for example. This man was a genius. R.I.P.

11 years ago

Good docu, good man.

As far as I can say. Apple is a designer product. You don't pay twice as much for the products because you need it. No you buy it because you want it, because otherwise you're just an outcast.

Greetings from a Windows user.

11 years ago

I am really sad about this video. I am Colombo-Canadian. I live en Bogotá, Colombia, I was watching the video. I am an Apple Woman, I have my IMAC, MY IPHONE 4S, MY Apple laptop...I JUST LOVE APPLE..... and now I try to watch the final part of the video and the page says:" This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."......please guys what happen with you !!!! Thanks....

11 years ago

yeah, sure... he realized the worst nightmare of George Orwell, even if Apple claimed to fight against the big brother... "...why 1984 wont be like 1984!", bull****!, the 2011 is even worse than 1984, with his damned Cloud and closed source code!!
I do agree with Mr. Stallmann! Jobs was only a billionaire, with no other vision than... money. If in USA that is good, for the rest of the world that is just cr*p. I do respect Mr Wozniack, who in fact gave up pretty early because Jobs was a big time ***hole!!

11 years ago

Credit to steve for for having a huge input on creating the first realistic home computer "Apple". Even though he had a great technical expert Wozniak to help him a great deal to begin with. The obvious mistake Jobs made was to employ that coke head and leave him in charge of Apple company which ultimately voted him out his own brand. Thats got to be a big phycological knockout. And am not talking about LSD trips. Even though he did say taking LSD was one of the most important things in his life. Now whos to say junkies are a waste to society.

I would say Jobs is great at reinvention rather than innovation or invention. But like most products made for the comsumer, it relies heavily on marketing. Thats what shifts products in huge numbers quite rapidly. For example the IPad is nothing new. There has been plenty of technology of similar types for several years before the launch of IPad. Basically its about hype, and theres plenty of people out there that will fall for the advertising campaign. Its just another Iphone but a little bigger. Touchscreen technology like PDAs have been around for some time now. I still prefer to a typical laptop. The advantage over IPad is you can close shut the screen thus protecting your fragile screen. while IPad is vulnerable to cracked screens as its open. And thats one of the most expensive parts to repair or replace.

The documentary failed to mention his father came from Syria and Steve is actually Syrian as well as American. Theres actually a good reason for it. As the American comsumer will most likely to stop buying his products knowing that he is actually Syrian. Typical American mentality because Syria is a muslim country, thats enough to put these obese Americans from his products. The Americans do believe their own hype. Anyway RIP Steve Jobs.

Brantly Murphy
11 years ago

Great. But, it's just a computer.

11 years ago

All this talk that Jobbs was some sort of techo-hippy just doesn't wash when you consider all the abuses of the overseas workers that assemble all these pretty little gadgets. But hey, I guess if it's not on your doorstep where you can actually see it, then it doesn't really count. And then there's issues like resource depletion and built in redundancy to consider.

All things considered, I'm not really feeling much of a hippy vibe from Jobbs/Apple at all.

11 years ago

It's as if Steve Jobbs did not invent the potato but he thought of the way to make the french fries. But Hippy?....not a trace of that unless we redefine it for him.

11 years ago

the ultimate hypocrite Buddhist - feeding on people's desire - oh what sticky karma we create when our walk opposes our talk.

11 years ago

what a man! what a genius! we have so much to be thankful for..

11 years ago

Some people never change, and some do...
He might have been a hippie in his 20's but the "hippie" part the last two decades was just a good act.

He wanted everything to be strictly controlled by him and him alone. Nothing could stray from the path that HE decided. Does that sound like a loose and nice guy?

Well, he succeded with Apple anyway so he can be proud of being a good businessman.

11 years ago

Hell yeah, Pink Floyd's Echoes as the backing music!