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

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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by brichpmr on Mon 7th Sep 2015 13:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ...."
brichpmr
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The Powermac G4 was a good machine, wasn't it? I never owned one.


The Powermac G4 was an absolutely gorgeous machine. Beautiful hardware architecture, fantastic case design, far far far and away better than the glued together garbage that Apple is putting out today.

If it wasn't for OS X, there is no way I'd buy any new Apple hardware made today.
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I think the little quad core Mac Mini that is my current home desktop machine is a nice piece of kit; excellent build quality and totally silent....so, I would disagree with your last sentence for sure.

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by MacMan on Mon 7th Sep 2015 15:56 in reply to "RE[3]: ...."
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2006-11-19


I think the little quad core Mac Mini that is my current home desktop machine is a nice piece of kit; excellent build quality and totally silent....so, I would disagree with your last sentence for sure.


The last Mac Mini was OK, but you can't get a quad core any more.

All their new stuff is glued together, so you can't repair or upgrade anything, and worse yet, they're not starting to solder in the freaking solid state drives. THATS A FREAKING WEAR COMPONENT!!!!

Its like buying a car with welded in brake pads. Solid state drives wear out. So when that drive wears out, time to throw away that computer and shell out another $2000 for a new one.

Why can't we have internal drives anymore, who the hell thinks its a good idea to have a desk full of external drives, especially when the stupid thunderbolt enclosures are like hundreds of dollars a piece.

I'm so disgusted with the new Apple hardware, that my newest computer is this 5 year old MacBook Pro that I'm currently using.

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by brichpmr on Mon 7th Sep 2015 16:36 in reply to "RE[4]: ...."
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

Yes...that's why I purchased the 2012 Mac Mini, customized with 16 GB ram, the 2.3 quad core i7, etc. Runs Yosemite and Win 10 (via Parallels 11) like a champ.

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by riha on Mon 7th Sep 2015 20:43 in reply to "RE[4]: ...."
riha Member since:
2006-01-24

A mac mini does not cost 2k.

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by unclefester on Tue 8th Sep 2015 04:03 in reply to "RE[4]: ...."
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2007-01-13

All their new stuff is glued together, so you can't repair or upgrade anything, and worse yet, they're not starting to solder in the freaking solid state drives. THATS A FREAKING WEAR COMPONENT!!!!


The MTBF for a current model SSD is somewhere around 2.5 million hours or 285 years. I wouldn't be too concerned.

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