'jOBS' Stars Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad to Kick off Macworld/iWorld Next Week
Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, the actors who play Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the upcoming independent movie jOBS, will be hitting up the annual Macworld/iWorld conference in San Francisco next week.
The two actors will be attending a talk where they discuss their experiences portraying the two Steves, who famously began Apple Computer in 1976. The session is titled "Playing Steve & Woz," and it will take place on the main stage of room 2005 at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the event.
jOBS will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival later this week, with a public release set for April.
Musician Will.i.am also plans to attend the Macworld/iWorld conference this year, pairing with Intel futurist Brian David Johnson in a discussion on future technology and gadgets. Fred Armisen, of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live, will also be present.
Though Apple has not attended Macworld/iWorld since 2009, the conference has continued to be popular with third party companies, developers, and Apple enthusiasts. Over the years, Macworld/iWorld has expanded to include Apple's mobile operating system in addition to the traditional Mac hardware and software.
The conference, which features upcoming products, apps, and tech talks, is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning at $25 for access to the Expo hall.
Macworld/iWorld begins on January 31 and will run until February 2 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco.
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Will.i.am, the guy who "made" that hideous iPhone accessory... with plans for future gadgets. What other product is he going to horribly screw up?
Actually, you are suffering from what is called the James Randi effect. It is where people remember only the hits and not the misses. Jobs was probably around 50%..maybe a bit lower on what he was 'accurate' with.
Unlike most here, I have no emotional attachment to Jobs or Apple. I really do like my MBPr and OS X, but this is because a team of people worked on it and -sadly- Jobs probably took the credit.
Before you spill kool-aid all over yourself trying to rip this post apart, take a very honest, objective look at Jobs, his life, and his accomplishments. I think you will find the following:
-He was more wrong that you think - start @ 1975 and go to the end of his life.
-He was a terrible human being to other people including his own family - *READ* about him, not just the glowing media articles, READ about him.
-He stole many ideas from his partners, workers, and friends.
-He was narcissistic which always hurt him - his health being a good example.
-He was terrible at business - this (//www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHsHKzYOV2E) video about Next and Steve Jobs is astonishing. The only person in that entire room who understood the reality was Joanna Hoffman (she left shortly after the video). Everything that Steve said in that video was dead wrong. Not just wrong, like I think it might rain tomorrow, but wrong about technology, the business, price, and the company.
Why Ross Perot ever got involved with Jobs is beyond me.
You might argue that hindsight is 20/20 but listen to what Jobs says in the video. I find it hard that nobody sitting there just didn't get up and walk out during his first outline:
GOAL: Create a new OS, computer (hardware), and software that is exponentially better than current systems in 18 months with a total investment of $7 million dollars using 30 or so people. :eek:
The only person who was smart enough to see reality was Joanna Hoffman. She mentions the unrealistic goals of the situation in the video but is shot down by jobs. (She did leave shortly after)
Honestly, looking at the cost of the Mac and development time, how could anyone in that room think 18 months was realistic?
Finally, Gates has done much more for humanity than Jobs ever did. Creating an iPod so you can listen to Rebecca Black is not helping the world at large. Gates and his foundation have really contributed to making the world a better place.
Jobs? Well, he refused to join Warren Buffet's "Giving Pledge", he ended philanthropy at Apple and I honestly don't know of any charity work he did. I don't think he did any...if you have an example list it with sources.
When Gates dies, do you think he'll receive the same kind of adulation that Jobs received? Probably, not. Yet, he has really tried to make a difference in the years since Microsoft. Atonement? Perhaps, but at the very least he is making a difference.
Think different, indeed...
Can I just ask why this "musician Will.i.am" person is attending?
The only technology he's familiar with is autotune, and even then he doesn't have a good graspe with it... terrible terrible.
You are so obsessed with reading about Jobs as if through reading you will ever be able to perceive this person's influence. You believe that you are the wise guy here because you have read his autobiography and some random articles on internet with opinions from people working with him full of inferiority complexes. In the end what have YOU offer to society? Oh wait, nobody will ever know because THERE IS NOTHING to read about you, just another moaning internet persona..
Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark....