October 6, 2011 |
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve," the statement said.
October 16, 2015 |
AARON SORKIN'S hotly debated script for "Steve Jobs" avoids biopic formula, instead looking at the Apple co-founder in the context of three product launches. Sorkin talked with Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson about the movie. Q: "Steve Jobs" is about a particular individual, but it also fits a tradition of movies about American industrial titans, men with whom Jobs has things in common. A: In a way, this character has been around forever. William Randolph Hearst became "Citizen Kane.
October 7, 2011 |
The question came up in conversation: How did Steve Jobs pronounce his last name? The legendary Apple co-founder and tech-design guru died Thursday, at age 56, possibly of complications from a bout with pancreatic cancer that began in 2004. On news reports, his surname has most often been said to rhyme with lobs . But some say the correct way is like the Biblical character, Job, and the name should rhyme with lobes . A couple of YouTube videos give a clear answer.
August 26, 2011 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - He was the visionary techie, the marketing genius, the choleric corporate leader who could never quite scrub the rebel out of his soul. But most of all, standing there in his black mock turtleneck at the intersection of passion and technology, Steve Jobs seemed to know intuitively what consumers needed in their lives, even before they themselves could put a finger on it. Decades after co-creating Apple Inc., one of the planet's most storied companies, then leaving it behind, then returning to reinvent it and pump it full of high-voltage ideas until it became the world's most-valuable tech company, Jobs leaves a cultural landscape forever altered by his gadgetry and gusto.
August 25, 2011 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO at Apple, the company he co-founded at age 21 and turned into an international business icon, known for its tremendous profits and elegantly designed devices like the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. The Cupertino, Calif., company announced yesterday that veteran executive Tim Cook has been named as Jobs' replacement. In a letter, Jobs said the time to leave had arrived. "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know.
November 27, 2011
By Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster. 630 pp. $35 Reviewed by Michael D. Schaffer Steve Jobs was all about things: elegantly designed things, wondrously innovative things, meticulously made things. Heck, let's steal his own quote: Steve Jobs was all about "insanely great" things. And about people? Not so much. Yelling and humiliation were mainstays of his management style; kindness was rare, meanness was not. Yet, along with the rage went a charisma that mesmerized those who worked with him and for him, drawing them into his dreams, with amazing results.
October 9, 2011 |
Few of us make a ripple in the grand river of time. We may leave descendants, some possessions passed along to subsequent generations. Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, was not that sort of person. What he did, who he was, changed our lives, altering the landscape of technology, communication, and entertainment. He was the bend in the river. He imagined our future through brilliant marketing, making progress tangible and tactile. "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
October 5, 2011 |
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Steve Jobs, who sparked a revolution in the technology industry then presided over it as Silicon Valley's radiant Sun King, died Wednesday. The incandescent center of a tech universe around which all the other planets revolved, Jobs had a genius for stylish design and a boyish sense of what was "cool. " He was 56 when he died, ahead of his time to the very end. According to a spokesman for Apple Inc. - the company Jobs co-founded when he was just 21 and turned into one of the world's great industrial-design houses - he suffered from a recurrence of the pancreatic cancer for which he had undergone surgery in 2004.
October 16, 2015 |
STEVE JOBS' famous Reality Distortion Field, created by his feats of persuasive razzle dazzle, gets turned against him in the new movie bearing his name. The wacky, don't-call-it-a-biopic "Steve Jobs" creates a distortion field of its own - it's loosely based on Walter Isaacson's biography, but is obviously and flagrantly slippery in its use of facts. Even its casting is strange. Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Jobs and makes no attempt to mimic him, adding to a wave of dissent from This-Isn't-The-Real-Steve detractors.
October 19, 2015 |
How do you compress 56 years of someone's life - someone with a troubling adoption story, someone considered a visionary of the computer age, someone whose products are used by millions every day, someone who embraced Zen and Wall Street with equal ardor, someone who treated friends, family, and colleagues with disdain if not cruelty, someone who died of cancer at the peak of his career - into a two-hour movie? As far as Aaron Sorkin is concerned, you don't. Presented with the assignment, and the paycheck, to create a screenplay based on the life of Apple and Pixar cofounder Steve Jobs, the Oscar-winning writer of The Social Network looked to try something different, something that wasn't merely a dramatic reenactment of a life.