Apple has become the biggest corporation in the world, with wild profits fueled by highly innovate consumer products which are designed to fulfill societies desires for small and powerful shiny ‘things’. The corporations co-founder leader Steve Jobs was, like so many of the tech worlds great innovators, an unconventional college dropout.
Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy is a British documentary which tells the story of Jobs’ rise, fall, and subsequent re-rise to greatness, as told by those who knew him best, including co-founder Steve Wozniak and former CEO John Sculley. It also features contributions from internet inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and brand marketing expert Rita Clifton.
Following the films broadcast it was revealed in a Daily Telegraph article that the shows producer Tristan Quinn and research team had great difficulties in obtaining information for this film with requests to talk to Apple and those closest to Jobs typically being met with a wall of silence. Among those unwilling to contribute were his sister, wife, and his official biographer Walter Isaacson.