Steve Jobs – One Last Thing premiered November 2011 on PBS. The documentary takes an unflinching look at Jobs’ difficult, controlling reputation and through interviews with the people who worked closely with him or chronicled his life, provides unique insight into what made him tick. Below is the full transcript….
Steve Jobs was a genius of the modern age. He gave us tools to change our lives and the way we communicate.
“Here comes a device that comes with no manual, and everybody knows how to use it… amazing.”
“They weren’t just hits in the sense that they sold well, but they actually changed the whole nature of technology and caused everyone else to follow them.”
This intimate portrait is a revealing insight into Steve Jobs’ life…
“Andy Warhol gets down on his hands and knees, Steve showing him how to use the mouse”.
His career…“He shook up a whole industry.”
His character…”Steve loved those creative ideas”.
His faults…”Steve ultimately betrayed everyone”.
His artistry…”Just the smooth lines of it”.
And his achievements…”He is going to inspire a whole new generation”.
By the people who knew him best.
“I’d give a lot to have Steve’s taste”. – Bill Gates
“If he needed you, he was your best friend, and he would seduce you”.
“When I was having a hard time, he would be on the phone, he’d drive up from Silicon Valley, take me out for dinner, hang out and take walks with me”.
“He turned on me, total street bully, in my face, We were… and I went crazy. I’d never been there. I don’t ever want to be there again”.
“How much fun we had… ohh…How much fun we had in those days doing things together, you know, but you lose it, you can’t ever go back, and just to have those conversations that make us both smile”. – Steve Woz
Through their eyes, we reveal what made him the man who always gave us…
“Now there’s one more thing.”
Steve Jobs “One Last Thing”
Steven Paul Jobs died on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56, a life cut short in its creative prime by cancer. His death was not a surprise, and yet its impact reverberated around the world. The news had spread, and the tributes were created on the new iDevices that his visionary genius had made. His is a success story that could only have happened in the U.S.A.
“I don’t mean to say that there aren’t geniuses and world-changing people everywhere… there are… But I think in Jobs’ case, the particular path of his career, this could only have happened in America”. – Walt Mossberg, Technology Columnist
Steve Jobs’ world-class salesmanship found a global audience in his famous Apple product presentations. He always had “one more thing” to announce.
“Everyone thinks, “Wow. That’s… that’s so much,” and, “well, we got one more thing,” and then you put your biggest thing at the end because it’ll tip it. It’s good, uh… it’s good showmanship really”. – Eddie Izzard, Comedian & Actor
Tragically that “one more thing” has now become “one last thing.” The news that Steve Jobs had finally logged out made headlines everywhere. This man really had changed the world.
“When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is, and your… your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money”. – Steve Jobs