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jaywong87 04-03-2006 08:44 PM

So I just watched Pirates of Silicon Valley
 
Is the general story true? If so, wow, Apple had one heck of a history. :oneye:

baggss 04-03-2006 09:00 PM

Yes, it is generally true. I think their timeline was a bit off, but it wasn't too bad. The ending was not very accurate though, it made it appear that MS bought Apple out and no such thing happened. Both companies bailed each-other out in the end and settled some long time patent disputes.

jaywong87 04-03-2006 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by baggss
Yes, it is generally true. I think their timeline was a bit off, but it wasn't too bad. The ending was not very accurate though, it made it appear that MS bought Apple out and no such thing happened. Both companies bailed each-other out in the end and settled some long time patent disputes.

Wow, thanks for the quick reply. Why did the other steve (the main engineeer) leave though? And alos, throughout the movie it seemed like he was the brains and Jobs was only...PR. :batman:

baggss 04-03-2006 10:55 PM

Woz sort of wandered in and out of the company after crashing his plane in San Jose. He blew a wad of cash on hosting free concerts and the like He did some work on the Mac and follow on projects, but his heart was never in it after the Apple II. He WAS the brains of the Apple I and Apple II, without him Apple would have never gone public, but Jobs got investors, buyers and the computer to market. Jobs wasn't even the brains behind the Mac, although he did motivate the original Mac team to do great things, but he created the hype and the market for it once it launched.

There are lots of books that go into Apple's history in great detail. If you'd like a complete list, PM me.

rman 04-06-2006 06:33 PM

Basically one Steve was the designer/engineer and the other was the marketing/PR guy.

jaywong87 04-06-2006 09:26 PM

Yea, and since Woz was the main engineer..why did people make Jobs seem like such a demi-God? And baggs, thanks a lot for all the info. I dont really need all the books and history at this point, it was just something I was curious about. =P

inflexion 04-07-2006 04:25 AM

because job is the hype man, he created a massive buzz about all the stuff that was created

lil 04-07-2006 05:05 AM

Well if anything Steve Jobs is the figurehead who has kept wandering back to Apple whereas Woz has sat on the sidelines.

Jobs is what makes Apple rather unique in so far as there is one person that people look up to as it were that resembles and reflects the company. Microsoft, Apple before Jobs' Return, Commodore (when they were going), Atari etc. have never ha dor don't have a figurehead as such.

Bill Gates isn't the same as he unlike Jobs is not a PR guy nor a salesman. He's a programmer. Jobs epitomises everything we love to hate in a great salesman!

Vicky

Jabjabs 04-07-2006 09:41 AM

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Bill Gates isn't the same as he unlike Jobs is not a PR guy nor a salesman. He's a programmer.
and a business man. When you watch this film you really start to realize just how harsh and naive the computer world was in the beginning.

Pirates of Silicon Valley was a different movie then I though it would be. I though it would be a documentary of sorts, in stead I got a movies about the drama of two companies! It was a surprise I wasn't expecting.

Les Exposť 04-07-2006 10:01 AM

I think its a great movie, sux it is not on DVD (or can u get it on DVD?)

Its as close as movies get to a true story.

Steve is known to have been a real ego maniac and a **** hole.
i am glad he has mellowed

rman 04-07-2006 11:38 AM

Pirates of Silicon Valley is on DVD.


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