Funny Or Die haben ihr Steve Jobs-„Biopic“ online gestellt. Das Teil ist so halb witzig, wobei Jorge Garcia als Woz natürlich grandios gecastet ist. Wie so ziemlich alles von Funny Or Die eher unlustig und höchstens nett, es sei der Vollständigkeit halber aber erwähnt. (Wobei sie das Teil in drei Tagen geschrieben und in fünf gedreht haben – für so’n spontanes Projekt ist das dann doch okay.)
Auf Yahoo Japan gibt’s ein 14seitiges Preview auf das Steve Jobs-Manga, über das ich vor ein paar Wochen gebloggt hatte. Das Teil ist natürlich auf Japanisch und liest sich von rechts nach links, ich hab’ das mal in die „richtige“ Reihenfolge gebracht, übersetzen müsst Ihr allerdings selber:
Japanese manga publishing house Kodansha released the first images of “Steve Jobs,” which were subsequently posted to Yahoo Japan’s online bookstore, as the title’s first chapter hit store shelves today in the April issue of the company’s Kiss magazine, reports blog Crunchyroll. Interestingly, Kiss is a monthly Josei manga serial, or a publication targeting the young adult to adult female demographic.
Reportedly recognized as the official adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography, the comic is being penned by noted manga artist and winner of the Manga Taishō and a Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, Mari Yamazaki.
Mari Yamazaki, eine ziemlich bekannte Manga-Autorin aus Chicago, wird ‘ne Manga-Adaption von Steve Jobs Biographie schreiben, die im Kiss-Magazine in Japan veröffentlicht wird. Es gab vor rund einem Jahr schonmal einen Steve Jobs-Manga, der den Apple Gründer als Mädchen zeichnete. Mit ein bisschen Glück wird das hier genauso strange.
Mari Yamazaki, of Thermae Romae fame – will be tackling a manga edition of the biography of “that” entrepreneur – Steve Jobs, deceased founder of Apple.
The manga will be an adaptation of the Japanese edition of “Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography,” an official biography based on interviews with Jobs and published in 2011 with his blessing. The manga will begin serialisation in the May edition of Kodansha’s “Kiss” magazine, according to their official Twitter account.
Just want to give you an update on our Steve Jobs Anniversary Collectible Figure. When the new small iPad is named iPad mini, we decided to call ours “Steve mini”. Just take a look at the attached photos, and you will understand not only how REAL our “Steve mini” is but also how mini the size compare to the 1:1 scale Steve!
„Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the one who do.“
Steve Jobs war bekennender Buddhist und wurde neulich als himmlischer Krieger-Philosoph wiedergeboren. Er lebt in einem schwebenden
Apple Store Glas-Palast über dem Apple Campus. Meinen zumindest ein paar thailändische Mönche aus Thailand. Steve Jobs in the Sky with Diamonds!
When Apple founder Steve Jobs died after a long fight with cancer last year, software engineer Tony Tseung sent an email to a Buddhist group in Thailand to find out what happened to his old boss now that he’s no longer of this world. This month, Mr. Tseung received his answer. Mr. Jobs has been reincarnated as a celestial warrior-philosopher, the Dhammakaya group said in a special television broadcast, and he’s living in a mystical glass palace hovering above his old office at Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters. […]
“After Steve Jobs passed away, he was reincarnated as a divine being with a special knowledge and appreciation for science and the arts,” the Dhammakaya leader said in the first of a series of sermons beamed to hundreds of thousands of the group’s followers around the world. […] Among other things, he has said the reincarnated Mr. Jobs spends much of his time lounging in a glass palace resembling an Apple store. Phra Chaibul also has said the being formerly known as Steve Jobs is attended by 20 servants, who seem to resemble the Apple store ‘Geniuses’ who help customers set up their iPhones and other devices here on earth.
Gestern wurde auf Anfrage von Wired und ein paar anderen die FBI-Akten von Steve Jobs veröffentlicht. Da steht nix neues drin (bisschen LSD, widersprüchliche Charakterbeschreibungen etc.), das ist eigentlich langweilig. Eine nette Anekdote ist aber das hier: Derselbe Mann, der Steve Jobs’ als „an individual who was not totally forthright and honest and has a tendency to distort reality in order to achieve his goals“ beschrieb, sagte auch folgendes:
Despite the rough assessment, the man concluded that Jobs was qualified for the government post since “honesty and integrity are not prerequisites to assume such a position.”
In your Face, FBI! The Smoking Gun vermutet übrigens, bei dem bislang Unbekannten handelt es sich um Steve Wozniak: Did “The Woz” Slag Steve Jobs In FBI Interview?
It’s a Girl! Von Crunchyroll: Manga Tribute to Steve Jobs Depicts Apple Co-founder as a Woman (via The Beat)
Chocolate Apple 1991-2011, which was released during this past weekend’s Comiket, the largest convention dedicated to self-published work in Japan. The story centers on the author’s discovery of Apple computers and Photoshop during his time in high school and as is common to such Japanese tributes, reinterprets Steve Jobs as a cute woman with an eye for detail and execution with the sometimes volatile personality that he was known for.
Seit einer Woche geht übrigens auch eine neue, inoffizielle Steve Jobs-Actionfigur rum. Fand ich aber langweilig, Jobs-Actionfiguren gabs schon tausenddreihundertvierundachtzig mal. Dann doch lieber Steve als Manga-Mädchen.
Hier kann man sich ein schickes Poster einer Typo-Variante von Steve Jobs Crazy Ones-Monolog aus dem ersten iMac-Commercial kaufen. Man mag von dem kommerziellen Hintergrund halten was man will, das Zitat ist zeitlos. Weil, fuck the Status Quo. It’s full of shit and it ever was.
The now iconic quote debuted in a 1997 television commercial for Apple Computer. The text was said to have been mostly written by then Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He embodied the characteristics in this quote arguably better than anyone in history. Today it lives on as a mantra for artists, inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.
Hier nochmal das Commercial, erzählt von Steve Jobs:
Too soon? Naaaa… Von The Onion: „Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that in 2012 the company will release the Steve Jobs 2, an updated version of the revolutionary Apple founder featuring a richer, deeper voice and a sleek new white turtleneck.“
Slate hat den 1971er Artikel über den damaligen Phreaking-Underground online gestellt, der Steve Jobs und The Woz inspiriert hat: Secrets of the Little Blue Box: „In 1971, Slate columnist Ron Rosenbaum wrote an article for Esquire about a loose confederation of proto-hackers who built devices—little blue boxes—that could crack phone networks. According the New York Times obituary of Apple founder Steve Jobs, after reading Rosenbaum’s article, Jobs and his partner in founding Apple, Steve Wozniak, ‘collaborated on building and selling blue boxes, devices that were widely used for making free—and illegal—phone calls. They raised a total of $6,000 from the effort.’“ Dazu auch: Steve Jobs and Me – He said my 1971 article inspired him. (via /.)
Hier noch, was ich seit gestern abend über Steve Jobs gelesen und gesehen habe, Bild oben: Made from an apple computer… von Redditor BigTrick.
Steve Jobs By Stephen Fry: „I will not be so presumptuous as to mourn the loss of Steve as a personal friend, but I will mourn his loss as a man who changed my world completely. As the great writer, wit and sage John @Hodgman (who played the pasty-faced PC in the old Apple TV commercials) wrote a few hours after Steve’s death ‘Everything good I have done, I have done on a Mac’.“
The Atlantic: In Praise of Bad Steve
When engineers working on the very first iPod completed the prototype, they presented their work to Steve Jobs for his approval. Jobs played with the device, scrutinized it, weighed it in his hands, and promptly rejected it. It was too big.
The engineers explained that they had to reinvent inventing to create the iPod, and that it was simply impossible to make it any smaller. Jobs was quiet for a moment. Finally he stood, walked over to an aquarium, and dropped the iPod in the tank. After it touched bottom, bubbles floated to the top.
“Those are air bubbles,” he snapped. “That means there’s space in there. Make it smaller.”
Businessweek: Steve Jobs: The Beginning, 1955-1985 – The high school loner who figured out what the world wanted from technology, The Wilderness, 1985-1997 – Cast out from Apple, Jobs tried—and failed—to make a different kind of computer, The Return, 1997-2011 – In his third act, Jobs led Apple on a run of success unprecedented in corporate history
Reuters: Jobs’s design legacy: more than just a pretty phone: „The beauty of Apple products secured Steve Jobs a place in history long before his death, but design professionals said the depth of his influence on their profession goes much deeper than the minimalist look of an iPhone.“
John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript: „The Apple logo was multicolor because the Apple II was the first color computer. No one else could do color, so that’s why they put the color blocks into the logo. If you wanted to print the logo in a magazine ad or on a package you could print it with four colors but Steve being Steve insisted on six colors. So whenever the Apple logo was printed, it was always printed in six colors. It added another 30 to 40 percent to the cost of everything, but that’s what Steve wanted. That’s what we always did. He was a perfectionist even from the early days.“
XKCD: Eternal Flame
Goodbye von Mister Honk.
Juan Cole hat einen Nachruf zu Steve Jobs geschrieben und das werdet ihr heute in den Mainstream-Medien garantiert nicht lesen:
Jobs was the biological son of Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah Jandali (a Syrian Muslim then graduate student in political science from Homs, which is now in revolt against the Baathist regime).
That is, like Barack Obama, Jobs was the son of a Muslim.
Simpson young and unmarried, gave Jobs up for adoption, but she and Jandali later wed and gave Jobs a half-sister. He never appears to have met his father a political scientist who later went into the casino business, but he did get to know his half-sister Mona. That is, Jobs’s childhood was wrought up with a) Muslim immigration to the United States and b) the sexual revolution, both phenomena of the 1950s that accelerated in subsequent decades. Of course, these two parts of his heritage had only an indirect impact on him.
His adoptive parents were Paul Jobs and Clara Hagopian Jobs (his adoptive mother would therefore be of Armenian heritage.)
Jobs dropped out of college, gathered Coca-Cola bottles to turn them in for money, got free meals from the Krishna Consciousness Society (“Hare Krishnas”), and later made a trip to India, where he converted to Buddhism.
I’d be interested to know how that happened. There is very little Buddhism in India. Tibetan Buddhists have centers in places like Varanasi (Banares) in North India, because these monks are political or cultural exiles from Communist China. The Dalits or ‘untouchables’ of western Indian have had a conversion movement to Buddhism. Jobs is said to have gone with a college buddy to see a Hindu guru devoted to the monkey-god, Hanuman. I really wonder whether the Buddhism was not encountered in the US rather than in India, though the trip to India may have influenced his decision.
In the same period, he was doing psychedelic drugs like LSD, which he later said were very important to his creative vision.
So the whole world made Jobs, and he remade the world.
Bild: Steve Jobs Memorial – Apple Store Fifth Ave von Joshua H. Hier ein weiteres. Von Reuters: Jobs death prompts grief at Apple stores worldwide
Computer buffs and admirers of technology rushed to Apple shops from New York to Australia on Thursday to mourn Steve Jobs, praising him as a visionary who transformed the daily activities of countless millions.
Flags outside Apple’s headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, flew at half mast as mourners gathered on a nearby lawn. Distraught Apple fans left flowers and a man played the bagpipes.
Mehr von Reuters: Quotes from late Apple founder Steve Jobs, World writes, reads odes to Steve Jobs on Twitter, Steve Jobs “may never be equaled”, Tributes pour in for Steve Jobs, dead at 56, Without Jobs, Apple’s gap with rivals could narrow
Von Letters of Note: „Back in the early days of Apple, Inc., long before he began sporadically responding to emails from customers, the inimitable Steve Jobs could sometimes be found signing computer chips, attaching them to sheets of Apple stationery, and then replying to fans of his company. One wonders how many of these now hang framed around the world.“
Nach dem Klick MAD Magazines Calvin and Jobs aus ihrer 492. Ausgabe.