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12-17-2011, 09:42 PM #1
Watch BBC's Steve Jobs Documentary "Billion Dollar Hippy" While Available on YouTube
BBC and their excellent streak of documentaries continued with the recently released "Billion Dollar Hippy" a documentary cataloguing Jobs rise, fall, and monumental comeback leading up to his death.
The documentary includes a number interviews with former Apple execs and industry leaders in the computing world including Steve Wozniak, John Sculley, Tim Berner-Lee, and many, many more. For those who have read the Steve Jobs biography, there is a lot of recycled information here, but there is enough new insight from people around and closely involved with jobs to warrant its watch.
Unfortunately the video is "unofficially" available on YouTube, so stop reading and click here! For those who have a chance to watch, discuss it below. I'm nearly done and would love a little Jobs discussion to brew.
Side note, all documentaries should be narrated by a competent British man or woman. Unless Morgan Freeman is available.
Source: OSX Daily
12-17-2011, 10:36 PM #2
They show the girl crying at the beginning of the shot..... Sorry but if a person isn't a family member or friend i.e. you don't know that person other than pictures you see or products you buy, why are you crying? Not passing judgement just asking.
Not bad but I do have an issue with the use of "hippy". Sounds like they used it to try and enforce some stereotype of jobs. I guess he did do LSD and went to India but does that make you a hippy? I've done both but don't call myself a hippy. What ever "hippy" ideas he did have certainly went away when he started making money.
Also sounds like he liked to screw his "friends". Guess this goes to show the mighty SJ was a bit of a douche.
Last edited by rkswat; 12-17-2011 at 10:54 PM.
12-18-2011, 12:38 AM #3
12-18-2011, 06:02 AM #4
12-18-2011, 07:05 AM #5
you dont make money by being a nice guy.
12-18-2011, 08:34 AM #6
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12-18-2011, 09:53 AM #7
I think the video was good, I found out things I didnt know about Jobs. He was a visionary, a genius, and a well rounded individual. I kind of cried a little bit when he died, I didnt know the man, but our heart goes out for his family and friends, and his devotion to his beliefs and ideas. Struggling with cancer for 5 years still giving it his all going to work everyday, says a lot about his character. Most people that have cancer give up and are bed ridden hopped up on pain meds. His approach to try to self heal his cancer with organic remedies is more than most people would do, (weak people) so being a "hippie" has alot more meaning than just a drug era. I just had to say this. Thanks
12-18-2011, 10:50 AM #8
12-18-2011, 02:28 PM #9
I don't think that loud.n.clean meant that people are weak for going to the doctor to try to get better, I think he was referring to the people who just accept that they are going to die and don't try to fight it. I have lost friends to cancer and it is very difficult to see them struggle. I am sure every case is different, so I can't say that either type of person is weak or not, I'm just throwing in my 2 cents because I think you may have misinterpreted what was said. Jobs was definitely an ***, but he was also a very strong person to fight as long as he did and continue to work nearly the whole time!
12-18-2011, 08:43 PM #10steve
How diffrent would my life had been if I would have went to work for apple and steve jobs..
I think you have to be of his era to truly get it.. I was a young hacker just getting started but with skills and had I moved to cally and went to work at apple I would be worth millions if not billions now so we lost a Great man.. and If you cant cry for the loss to our world you are the one with the problem just my 2 cents worth.
12-18-2011, 08:43 PM #11
The comments on this site are absolutely useless.
I thought there might be some decent user reviews on here but all i can is users arguing.
I watched the doco last night and i thought they went a bit overboard with the whole hippy thing, its not like he was living in a van doing nothing all day.
Just because someone might have a different opinion does not make them a douche, guess it makes you a douche for not being able to handle someone else's. Im sure SJ would have agreed.
12-19-2011, 05:55 AM #12
I saw it, said what I thought about it and it's content. Don't like it? Piss off.
The offer for the hug still applies.
Last edited by rkswat; 12-19-2011 at 05:58 AM.
12-19-2011, 10:19 AM #13
First off, absolutely LOVE my iPhone. Men crying though? Not a good look. Been over a month now, stop bi---ing. Groupies.