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2013-01-24 12:33:13 PM
They already made part one of Steve's biography.  They should've brought back Noah Wylie to do part two.

/why yes I'm referring to Pirates of Silicon Valley
//awesome movie by the way
///and I still say Steve Jobs was the world's greatest kids toymaker, since that's what I think of the computers
////last slashy:  he did better with the MP3 player and phones
 
2013-01-24 12:49:31 PM
Needs more turtleneck.
 
2013-01-24 12:50:31 PM
I'm convinced the motivation behind this film is trolling in movie format.
 
2013-01-24 01:02:41 PM
iWontSeeIt
 
2013-01-24 01:05:23 PM
Amazing. He looks exactly like Ashton Kutcher.
 
2013-01-24 01:14:26 PM
"'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" "you can see what you're working on while you're working on it" "freaks like us" "nobody wants to buy a computer, nobody" barf barf barf barf BARF

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.
 
2013-01-24 01:20:54 PM
Is this a made for TV movie? Is this going to be a sitcom?

I'm seriously confused as to how that video is to be taken seriously or represent anything valid.
 
2013-01-24 01:21:30 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Amazing. He looks exactly like Ashton Kutcher.


Seriously. Of ALL the actors out there, they pick... Kutcher.

"Dude... where's my IIfx?"
 
2013-01-24 01:23:10 PM

bluorangefyre: They already made part one of Steve's biography.  They should've brought back Noah Wylie to do part two.

/why yes I'm referring to Pirates of Silicon Valley
//awesome movie by the way
///and I still say Steve Jobs was the world's greatest kids toymaker, since that's what I think of the computers
////last slashy:  he did better with the MP3 player and phones


Hopefully this version will show the egomaniac asshole side of Jobs and will not whitewash it.
 
2013-01-24 01:33:54 PM
oh haaaaaaaaaayyyyeellll no
 
2013-01-24 01:43:16 PM
With Bruce Willis as Jobs' adoptive father?
 
2013-01-24 02:13:04 PM

rdyb: "'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" ...

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.


You do know that the Mac system had no (formal) name until MacOS 8. It was simply System Software #. It didn't get a name until Apple shipped it on clones.

It was named MacOS because it was the Macintosh Operating System.
 
2013-01-24 02:19:07 PM
This will also be my last look as Ashton Kutcher as Jobs.
 
2013-01-24 02:22:08 PM

SMB2811: rdyb: "'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" ...

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.

You do know that the Mac system had no (formal) name until MacOS 8. It was simply System Software #. It didn't get a name until Apple shipped it on clones.

It was named MacOS because it was the Macintosh Operating System.


This scene takes place while they were working at HP, before they started Apple, and over a decade before the first Macintosh was released.
 
2013-01-24 02:27:13 PM

rdyb: "'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" "you can see what you're working on while you're working on it" "freaks like us" "nobody wants to buy a computer, nobody" barf barf barf barf BARF

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.


I'm not sure I understand your comment - that is how people talked about (the coming) computers at that time. Woz (famously) had to ask HP for permission to sell the first Apple because he worked on it while still employed by HP...and they told him "Sure, go ahead" because they could never imagine that a private citizen would ever want a computer.

Never filter history through modern eyes.
 
2013-01-24 02:45:11 PM

cgraves67: Needs more turtleneck.


he's not circumsized?
 
2013-01-24 02:52:57 PM
Watch Triumph of Nerds, all the biography/history of computing you need.
 
2013-01-24 02:58:00 PM

jgrynspan: SMB2811: rdyb: "'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" ...

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.

You do know that the Mac system had no (formal) name until MacOS 8. It was simply System Software #. It didn't get a name until Apple shipped it on clones.

It was named MacOS because it was the Macintosh Operating System.

This scene takes place while they were working at HP, before they started Apple, and over a decade before the first Macintosh was released.


Looking around it would appear the system for the Apple 1 also had no name. So again, it would have just been called the system, the operating system or system monitor.

Apple has a history of very bland names for mundane parts.
 
2013-01-24 03:11:24 PM

unchellmatt: DjangoStonereaver: Amazing. He looks exactly like Ashton Kutcher.

Seriously. Of ALL the actors out there, they pick... Kutcher.

"Dude... where's my IIfx?"


Apparently Ashton Kutcher has been putting his acting money towards being a Silicon Valley venture capitalist over the last few years. He may or may not have the actual technical know-how, but he knows the scene. And Woz was the brains anyway.
 
2013-01-24 03:28:55 PM

jgrynspan: SMB2811: rdyb: "'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" ...

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.

You do know that the Mac system had no (formal) name until MacOS 8. It was simply System Software #. It didn't get a name until Apple shipped it on clones.

It was named MacOS because it was the Macintosh Operating System.

This scene takes place while they were working at HP, before they started Apple, and over a decade before the first Macintosh was released.


Yeah. If they're talking about the time prior to the Apple I or II, his "OS" was little more than a bootstrap loader with delusions of grandeur, wasn't it?
 
2013-01-24 03:39:35 PM
wow...riveting....Ashton Kutcher doing an Ashton Kutcher impersonation.
 
2013-01-24 03:56:53 PM

RatOmeter: jgrynspan: SMB2811: rdyb: "'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" ...

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.

You do know that the Mac system had no (formal) name until MacOS 8. It was simply System Software #. It didn't get a name until Apple shipped it on clones.

It was named MacOS because it was the Macintosh Operating System.

This scene takes place while they were working at HP, before they started Apple, and over a decade before the first Macintosh was released.

Yeah. If they're talking about the time prior to the Apple I or II, his "OS" was little more than a bootstrap loader with delusions of grandeur, wasn't it?


Apple introduced their "Disk Operating System" v3.2 (or, at the time, just DOS 3.2) to do with the Disk ][
drive, which came out around the same time as the original Apple ][.  And yes, about the only thing you
could do was boot a disk with it (only if you'd formatted it as a system disk, of course, but the OS was so
small you could make all your disks system disks because you probably couldn't afford more than 1 drive
if you were a poor high school student like I was).  I remember being very envious of people using
MS-DOS who had access to commands like 'copy' as part of the basic OS; to do even simple file copies
with Apple's DOS you needed either an Apple system disk or 3rd party packages that worked better.
 
2013-01-24 04:07:19 PM

jgrynspan: This scene takes place while they were working at HP, before they started Apple, and over a decade before the first Macintosh was released.


The scene implies Woz coined the term and built the world's first operating system by the seat of his pants, and that it was a GUI. All absurd.

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I'm not sure I understand your comment - that is how people talked about (the coming) computers at that time. Woz (famously) had to ask HP for permission to sell the first Apple because he worked on it while still employed by HP...and they told him "Sure, go ahead" because they could never imagine that a private citizen would ever want a computer.

Never filter history through modern eyes.


Well, the idea that either Woz or Jobs would say 'nobody would buy a computer, nobody' in a non-sarcastic way is ridiculous - did you watch the clip? Not that I recommend it. Also, the utterance "freaks like us" is Hollywood Luddite speak for "hur durr here's my impersonation of a computer geek" and it was out of touch two decades ago, let alone in 2013. Maybe in the early '80s that view was relatable to average audiences, not that that excused it then.
 
2013-01-24 04:09:47 PM
okay i take back the GUI part
 
2013-01-24 04:22:23 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-24 04:24:51 PM

RatOmeter: jgrynspan: SMB2811: rdyb: "'What do you call the system?' 'The operating system'" ...

this is farking terrible. In the 80s maybe it was okay for Hollywood to misrepresent computers, but 30 years later? It's downright offensive.

You do know that the Mac system had no (formal) name until MacOS 8. It was simply System Software #. It didn't get a name until Apple shipped it on clones.

It was named MacOS because it was the Macintosh Operating System.

This scene takes place while they were working at HP, before they started Apple, and over a decade before the first Macintosh was released.

Yeah. If they're talking about the time prior to the Apple I or II, his "OS" was little more than a bootstrap loader with delusions of grandeur, wasn't it?


If that, even. You had to basically program the Altair 8080's OS every time you started the computer, via a series of mechanical switches on the front of the machine.
 
2013-01-24 04:26:40 PM
 
2013-01-24 04:31:59 PM

rdyb: jgrynspan: This scene takes place while they were working at HP, before they started Apple, and over a decade before the first Macintosh was released.

The scene implies Woz coined the term and built the world's first operating system by the seat of his pants, and that it was a GUI. All absurd.


I think you may be reading too much into the dialogue. I'll wait until the movie comes out and judge it from there.

Well, the idea that either Woz or Jobs would say 'nobody would buy a computer, nobody' in a non-sarcastic way is ridiculous - did you watch the clip? Not that I recommend it. Also, the utterance "freaks like us" is Hollywood Luddite speak for "hur durr here's my impersonation of a computer geek" and it was out of touch two decades ago, let alone in 2013. Maybe in the early '80s that view was relatable to average audiences, not that that excused it then.

This was in 1970 or so, and computers were very much not the purview of the average consumer at the time. This is pre-Commodore 64, pre-Apple II, pre-Sinclair, pre-everything-that-looks-like-a-modern-computer. When Woz and Jobs were at Hewlett-Packard, there was no such thing as a home computer--the first real home computer, the Altair 8800, wasn't released until 1975.

With that said, this scene has no context. It doesn't make sense for them to be discussing operating systems in 1970 because you had Multics, very early UNIX, and... nothing else comes to mind. There just wasn't any such software category at the time.
 
2013-01-24 04:32:44 PM
www.hotflick.net
 
2013-01-24 04:37:23 PM
Ashton Kutcher as Jobs is one thing, but casting Josh Gad as Wozniak is just irresponsible behavior.
 
2013-01-24 04:45:28 PM
According to the great Woz himself, this scene never happened.

http://gizmodo.com/5978777/woz-says-kutchers-steve-jobs-movie-scene-n e ver-happened
 
2013-01-24 05:30:11 PM

Arkanaut: Apparently Ashton Kutcher has been putting his acting money towards being a Silicon Valley venture capitalist over the last few years. He may or may not have the actual technical know-how, but he knows the scene.


Ashton Kutcher was in school for biochemical engineering before he got famous and dropped out to pursue his acting career. I'm sure he's got some technical know-how.
 
2013-01-24 05:33:18 PM
Of course, all us nerds say this movie looks retarded... but they know their target audience. Anyone who really knows anything about Jobs or how he got to where he was, knows what a complete farkass he was, and wouldnt have enough respect for the man to go see a movie embellishing his life.

Its meant for the MTV-watching walmart employees of the world.
 
2013-01-24 05:38:38 PM

Alonjar: Of course, all us nerds say this movie looks retarded... but they know their target audience. Anyone who really knows anything about Jobs or how he got to where he was, knows what a complete farkass he was, and wouldnt have enough respect for the man to go see a movie embellishing his life.

Its meant for the MTV-watching walmart employees of the world.


The Social Network says hi.
 
2013-01-24 05:41:27 PM
Woz has always been the more interesting personality to me, Jobs merely the more marketable.
 
2013-01-24 06:02:53 PM
After reading Jobs biography, I think it's pretty conclusive that he was the worlds biggest asshole. That said, I thought Noah Wyle in Pirates really did a great job.
 
2013-01-24 06:03:42 PM

Alonjar: Ashton Kutcher was in school for biochemical engineering before he got famous and dropped out to pursue his acting career. I'm sure he's got some technical know-how.


Is that right--the guy actually has a brain? I just don't know what to make of that.
 
2013-01-24 06:25:27 PM

cryinoutloud: Alonjar: Ashton Kutcher was in school for biochemical engineering before he got famous and dropped out to pursue his acting career. I'm sure he's got some technical know-how.

Is that right--the guy actually has a brain? I just don't know what to make of that.


So he took calculus and biology in his 1st year... then dropped out to become a model. Nowhere is it claimed he actually did well in school.
 
2013-01-24 08:26:36 PM
That was farking awful acting.. He deadpanned an entire dramatic rant...
 
2013-01-24 08:35:15 PM
Why do they have Steve Jobs, posing as sexy Bill Gates?

www.laparada.mx

www.neowin.net
 
2013-01-24 09:27:32 PM

Mixolydian Master: Why do they have Steve Jobs, posing as sexy Bill Gates?

[www.laparada.mx image 360x360]

[www.neowin.net image 481x480]


Honest question: What substances do you think Bill is farked up on in that picture?
 
2013-01-24 10:42:46 PM

Alonjar: Mixolydian Master: Why do they have Steve Jobs, posing as sexy Bill Gates?

[www.laparada.mx image 360x360]

[www.neowin.net image 481x480]

Honest question: What substances do you think Bill is farked up on in that picture?


Nerdalide-hydroxodine
 
2013-01-24 10:51:08 PM
Luckily, Aaron Sorkin is writing the REAL Steve Jobs biopic, so we can just forget this movie ever existed and get on with our lives.
 
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2013-01-24 11:56:33 PM

Mixolydian Master: Why do they have Steve Jobs, posing as sexy Bill Gates?

[www.laparada.mx image 360x360]

[www.neowin.net image 481x480]



they don't?

img.gawkerassets.com

if anything... i would suspect the Gates picture is just a cheap knock-off of the Jobs picture. heh.
 
2013-01-25 12:01:18 AM
Noah Wyle sadly is too old to reprise his role from Pirates. He'd never pass for a young Steve Jobs. Kutcher is horrible here. He's basically playing Kelso. I don't know why because he is capable of playing other roles. In Butterfly Effect he wasn't the least bit Kelso so why play Jobs that way? Because it's the 1970s in the movie also?

And why does Woz have a bad home perm? Yeah, kind of mainstream for the time period but I doubt he was really worried about conforming to social norms of the popular crowd. Though Woz at the Regal Beagle would make for a funny episode of Three's Company.
 
2013-01-25 02:32:34 AM
I love how a bunch of people here are talking about how stupid Ashton is, while he will make more money than every one who will reply to this thread. Not because of being an actor, but by his investments.

At what point do we realize that some of us maybe smart, but what type of measuring stick is it except for some sort of fark e-peen?
 
2013-01-25 10:32:14 AM

Valiente: Woz has always been the more interesting personality to me, Jobs merely the more marketable.


Agreed. Unfortunately, no one's interested in "Woz: A Weirdly Personable Neckbeard's Story."
 
2013-01-25 12:13:26 PM

tchau: I love how a bunch of people here are talking about how stupid Ashton is, while he will make more money than every one who will reply to this thread. Not because of being an actor, but by his investments.

At what point do we realize that some of us maybe smart, but what type of measuring stick is it except for some sort of fark e-peen?


He's not going to sleep with you.
 
2013-01-25 01:03:22 PM
Im straight. And get quite a bit. And arguably probably more original than you.
 
2013-01-25 05:21:36 PM

Alonjar: Ashton Kutcher was in school for biochemical engineering before he got famous and dropped out to pursue his acting career. I'm sure he's got some technical know-how.


At most he had two years of college (started fall of 96, That 70's Show started fall of 98), but likely less than that as he had modeling stuff before he did acting.

Apparently after some of this movie's shoot he told an assistant, "I'm pretty sure I could run Apple." Not saying he's smart or dumb, but that is a profoundly retarded statement.
 
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