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Will Social Network And Moneyball Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Write Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

Will Social Network And Moneyball Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Write Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

Aaron Sorkin’s one of the most respected names in screenwriting these days. Not only did he write The Social Network and Moneyball, but he’s also behind the fantastic series Sports Night and The West Wing.

Needless to say, then, Sorkin’s high on the list of people that Sony wants to write their upcoming bio pic of Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling bio. And apparently he’s really considering it.

Interesting, but I personally hope this is more Moneyball and less Social Network, which was a pretty flawed film.

Watch Steve Jobs Brainstorm With His Team At NeXT In This Fascinating Documentary [Video]

Walter Isaacson’s terrific Steve Jobs biography offers a magnificent insight into how Steve created Apple, and the work he did behind the scenes. However, it doesn’t talk all that much about NeXT — another computer company Steve founded during his spell away from Apple in the mid-eighties.

These fascinating clips from a series called Entrepreneurs do, however. They show Steve as many of us have never seen him before — discussing new ideas with his team, brainstorming on company retreats, and leading NeXT to create something awesome.

Check out more of the documentary after the break.

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Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs Wanted To Reinvent TV, Textbooks, And Photography

Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs Wanted To Reinvent TV, Textbooks, And Photography

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Nick Bilton of The New York Times recently sat down with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson. In the interview, Isaacson shared his opinions of Jobs and other details surrounding the book.

Steve Jobs “didn’t go into details” about Apple’s future products during his discussions with Isaacson, but Jobs did reveal three things he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks, and photography.

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George Clooney And Noah Wyle Are In A Hollywood Showdown To Play Steve Jobs In Upcoming Biopic [Report]

George Clooney And Noah Wyle Are In A Hollywood Showdown To Play Steve Jobs In Upcoming Biopic [Report]

If I told you that Pirates of Silicon Valley star Noah Wyle was set to return to the screen as Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic based upon Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, you’d probably say, “Great Choice!” After all, Wyle was great as Steve. The role fits him. It would be wonderful to see him settle back into it over a decade later, and finish the arc.

Now, what if I told you that Noah Wyle had some competition for the role of Steve, and that competition was his old ER co-star George Clooney? What would you say then? My guess is your response would be the same as mine: “What the fffffffff……”

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Sony CEO: We’re In A Race Against Steve Jobs’s Legacy To Revolutionize The TV Set

Sony CEO: We’re In A Race Against Steve Jobs’s Legacy To Revolutionize The TV Set

Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson he had “finally cracked” the television set, sparking more rumors his team in Cupertino are on the cusp of launching a revolutionary new television that will change home entertainment forever.

Apple won’t be the first to attempt this, however. Sony’s CEO Sir Howard Stringer says he is competing against Steve Jobs to change the traditional television set.

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New York Times: Apple’s Already Prototyping Siri-Powered Television For Release In 2013

New York Times: Apple’s Already Prototyping Siri-Powered Television For Release In 2013

We thought we’d put this Apple television business to rest as a pipe-dream, but then Steve Jobs’s biography came out, where he claimed he had finally “cracked” the TV problem. Now the rumor mill has started itself up again with renewed vigor, and the latest report from Nick Bilton over at The New York Times: his sources tell him that Jobs thought that the “industry was totally broken” a real Apple-branded television set “isn’t a matter of if, but when,” a “guaranteed product.”

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The Lines For Steve Jobs’s Bio In China Are Absolutely Insane [Video]

Ever since Steve Jobs’s untimely death and the release of Walter Isaacson’s biography, America’s been going Steve crazy… but you know where Jobsmania is even worse? China. In fact, from the launch lines, you’d think it was the iPad 3 that was coming out, not a book.

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Steve Jobs: The World Class Asshole Who Dented The Universe [Walter Isaacson Biography Review]

Steve Jobs: The World Class Asshole Who Dented The Universe [Walter Isaacson Biography Review]

There have been a lot of complaints on Twitter that most of the best bits of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs have already leaked. After reading sundry blog posts, news stories and tweets about Jobs’s life, is there anything left to read in the actual book?

Yes, there is. There’s plenty. Although the arc of Steve’s story is generally well known, Isaacson has added a ton of new detail to even the most well-trodden stories from Jobs’s life. Trouble is, a lot of it is about Jobs mistreating people.

Walter Isaacson’s book is an unflinching biography of a manifestly great man. But it’s not a fun read. In fact, sometimes it’s a lot like being locked in a room with a borderline sociopath. Powering through Isaacson’s bio will give you unique insight into how Steve Jobs changed the world, but it’s not necessarily a comforting one.

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Formatting Issues With Steve Jobs Biography in iBooks? Re-Download It Now For Fix

Formatting Issues With Steve Jobs Biography in iBooks? Re-Download It Now For Fix

Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs hit the iBookstore earlier this week, and after a few hours, I wondered why it had such a low star rating. I read some of the reviews to discover that many users have had formatting issues, which made some pages of the book illegible. Apple has now issued an update to the book and begun instructing customers on how to get the new version.

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Steve Jobs Created the iPad to Show One Microsoft Employee What a Tablet Really Can Be

Steve Jobs Created the iPad to Show One Microsoft Employee What a Tablet Really Can Be

The iPad has been a staggering success for Apple since its inception in 2009, but if it wasn’t for one loud-mouthed Microsoft employee, the tablet may have never been born. Steve Jobs decided that he would create the device after listening to a Microsoft employee boast about a Windows tablet over dinner. When he got home that night, Steve said, “Fuck this, let’s show him what a tablet really can be.”

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