Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy (BBC documentary)
Steve Jobs' brilliant life and entrepreneurial career are profiled in this BBC documentary, "Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy".
Today is a big media day for Apple, given the hype surrounding the release of the new iPhone 5. A fine time to look back on the Silicon Valley landscape of the 1970s and the counterculture and tech hobbyist environments which inspired Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to start their own little computer company (now valued at over $600 billion dollars, market cap).
This is a great overview of Jobs' rise and fall at Apple, his entries into the realms of interpersonal computing and filmmaking at NeXT and Pixar, and his triumphant return to Apple that kickstarted its reinvention as a design-focused electronics company.
Enjoy the video, and check out our related items below for more on Steve Jobs and the tech revolution.
1. Steve Jobs PBS interview from 1990, rarely seen.
2. Interview: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at D5.