Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Sep 2015 21:56 UTC

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine hits theaters, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and on demand systems today, and it's already provoking a wide range of reviews and discussion. In March, our own Bryan Bishop called it an "unflinching look at the emotional shrapnel people took when they were part of Jobs’ life," and that focus sets it apart from the growing body of work that celebrates Jobs' accomplishments in business and technology while glossing over the depth of his character.

I spoke with Gibney earlier this week about the movie, what he'd learned while making it, and the future of Apple.

I've seen it. "Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine" is amazing. What a beautiful testament to a brilliant, but flawed man. This documentary is anything but anti-Apple (as some claim). By painting this complete a picture of Jobs, it's as pro-Apple as it could possibly get - and it's glorious for it. When it hits upon Apple's best days - the original iMac, iBook, PowerMac G4, the Cube, the iMac G4 - I nearly lost it. That is the Apple I still love.

I've never felt I understood him and Apple as much as I do now.

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RE: Comment by stormcrow
by brichpmr on Mon 7th Sep 2015 13:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by stormcrow"
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Jobs introduced conformity into being cool. Few other companies have been so incredibly successful with "You'll take it, like it, and love us for giving you a load of hyped up mediocrity" than Apple. The reason they are successful at it is because their direct competition (Samsung phones, Microsoft Windows), on a general basis, is not even mediocre.

It's amusing how many people are socking it to "The Establishment" by using Apple products and never realizing just how conformist and user hostile Apple's message really is

Your theory doesn't explain why millions of Apple product owners are repeat buyers.

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