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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RE[5]: in 100 years
by krreagan on Wed 9th Sep 2015 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: in 100 years"
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

C syntactically is crap! It promotes bugs. Pointers, switch, if {}, to name only a few, all promote the inadvertent insertion of erroneous code.

Almost as much time is spent finding/fixing language facilitated bugs as spent finding logic bugs.

It is truly a nightmare that we are still using it as much as we are and that we we have descendant languages that propogate the same crap.

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RE[6]: in 100 years
by SzoylentGreen on Thu 10th Sep 2015 04:03 in reply to "RE[5]: in 100 years"
SzoylentGreen Member since:
2013-05-08

C syntactically is crap! It promotes bugs. Pointers, switch, if {}, to name only a few, all promote the inadvertent insertion of erroneous code.


I take it your not a systems programmer, or a games, performance/memory critical app programmer.

C is obviously not for everyone, its a systems language, and if you want to be a systems engineer then you'd better learn about hardware, and you get close to the metal with C.

I write compilers, and real time physics engines, so I use C (well a bit of C++ where appropriate).

If I had a company where I'd want to hire a whole bunch of cheap programmers to write a web page or something, you bet I'd use something that's meant to be idiot proof like Java, which I'd say is about the safest Lang out there.

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