Oscar winner Alex Gibney and co-directors Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger detail how an ineffectual response led to needless deaths "all due to intentional inaction for political goals.”
He was a billionaire entrepreneurial genius who created Apple and helped turn it into one of the biggest brands in the world. You might well be reading this story on a device he helped design. But as two new films aim to show – the biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ starring Michael Fassbender and Alex Gibney’s documentary ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in The Machine’ – Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, wasn’t quite the benevolent humanitarian he was sometimes perceived to be. He didn’t mind screwing over his friends One of the best stories that Gibney talks about in his film is from when Jobs was just a lowly, but ambitious employee at Atari in the mid-1970s. Luckily, he was friends with Steve Wozniak, a brilliant computer engineer who used to go over to Jobs’ house after a day shift at Hewlett Packard. The exec replied that he had given Jobs a $5000 bonus.