I really liked it.
Ashton Kutcher did a good job. There were only 2-3 moments when he is silently walking and the walk looks forced. Oddly, the movie does not cover the iMac, iPod, iTunes, iLife, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air… namely all the things responsible for Apple’s success (since 1990 or so).
The story seemed to be missing something as a movie. It plays more like a documentary. Without much resolution at the end.
Still, I liked it. It really looks and sounds like Steve Jobs on screen.
Main point: As time passes, Steve Jobs will be recognized more and more as the genius and focused visionary that many people had long recognized him as.
Side point: Have you noticed more and more pundits and executives talking about “taste”? As in, “good taste [was]… almost completely nonexistent” (re: Samsung) and “Microsoft has never been cool, has never had good taste” or “Steve Ballmer has no taste”.
On those rare occasions when Steve Jobs would talk with the media, he sometimes described other companies as “having no taste”. Implying that taste matters and that Apple had taste.
“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.” (1996)
Related video: (from 2006)
…and it is certainly not cookie-cutter.
Check out video and photos on the Dutch site: One More Thing (google can translate)
More photos and details at The Verge.
It’s a t-shirt from: diesel sweeties! (via: thisisnthappiness)
Personal note: I wasted much energy and time advocating for Apple during the late ’90s. I used to say that I single-handedly kept Apple alive during those years. I’ve been a user since 1993. I’ve understood was Steve Jobs was doing since 2005.