Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Release Date: September 4, 2015
Review Date: September 18, 2015
Reviewer: Blake Leath
Genre(s): Documentary/Docudrama

Fascinating.

Damning.

For all Apple's success, it's disappointing to recall Jobs' stock back-dating unscrupulousness, his dismissal of Foxconn's suicide rash as statistically acceptable, and his mistreatment of dear friends, from Woz and others in his inner circle, to his own daughter, Lisa, whose mother he paid $500/month when he was worth $200 million.

At times ruthless, rudderless, valueless. 

If only Apple were the public citizen that Gates and Buffett have demonstrated through their efforts and foundations, there's no telling what good could come from it.

We shall see, as time is the ultimate arbiter of legacy.

And as Gibney reminds us, "It's as much a reflection of ourselves as it is of Steve Jobs."

Buy on.