15 DECEMBER 2015


Steve Jobs changed everyone's life.

Anyone, that is everyone, using iPods, iPads, iPhones or any modern digital communications device without even recognizing it, owes it to the creative work of a young man who grew up alone and created so many apps to facilitate human contact. Some may argue against the overuse or underuse of his creative devices, but no one would contest his genius and his determination to offer joy and happiness to countless people, enabled to contact one another around this big, small world.

That is a brief prelude to say that the movie presumably made about Steve Jobs was unfair, unrealistic and plain wrong. The film director and producer who thought that maybe they would be projecting an interesting profile clearly had a narrow focus. Rather than the wide vision that Steve had, he was projected as insistent, rude, and heartless, while everyone who dealt with him knew his own personal agonies and his unflinching concern for finding the right product to facilitate communications.

When the movie was first announced in October, several headlines projected inevitable success, perhaps because it was about a name that by now was legend. However the film flopped, and rightly so, perhaps because they tried to divert it into a box office target. Those who knew Steve Jobs professionally and those who worked in the same field were in the forefront of dumping this "dumpable" movie.