Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
A conversation with Steve Jobs circa 1995 as he was running NeXT, the company he had founded after leaving Apple.
Now, maybe it's just me, but it seems like Steve Jobs was a key figure for the second half of the 20th century. Maybe just even the last quarter. But such a big part of our world today. I am not a fan of Apple, but there is no denying the power they have. And having grown up in the 80s and 90s, I really appreciate how candid Jobs is when he speaks about the history of computing. This is the third or fourth Jobs film I've watched, and I feel like I learn something new each time.
And I love how he believed that without blue box, there would be no Apple. I was never a hacker or a phreaker, but I was aware of it, and was involved in BBS culture. So I can completely understand how the computer revolution came out of hacking culture and from clever young people who were reverse engineering bigger technologies and finding their weak spots.
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