His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.
While I regretfully lost touch with Letterman 22 years ago after he moved his show over to CBS, I was a rabid fan during his Late Night era on NBC. 12:35AM every weeknight, right after Carson.
The joke I’ll always remember went something like this. I can’t quite remember the specifics, so I’ll just use 7-Eleven for now:
“Last February I was out in Los Angeles walking into the 7-Eleven on Cahuenga when a guy loitering out front asked me if I had any spare change. Then, just yesterday, I was walking into the 7-Eleven down on Church Street here in New York City when I ran into the exact same guy asking if I had any spare change. The exact same guy. What are the odds, Paul? So I walked up to him and I said, ‘Hey, weren’t you the guy out in Los Angeles last year in front of the 7-Eleven on Cahuenga?’ And he tells me, ‘Yes, yes I was.’ So I asked, ‘What are you doing all the way out here in New York?’ And he tells me, ‘I got transferred.'”
On August 1, 1981 MTV launched and, just as their first video predicted, Video Killd the Radio Star. The attention shifted from the art to the artist, and from the sound to the image. Soon the airwaves were seized by sexy girls and well-coordinated boy bands. Empathy, social awareness, and rebellion were replaced with self devotion and arrogance. Eventually MTV would turn down the music to broadcast reality TV shows, proudly preserving and glamorizing the ignorance and the arrogance.