What Should Have Been the Focus of the JOBS Movie? [Poll]

Although the JOBS movie is just now hitting theaters, there has been plenty of early criticism about it. While everyone agrees the casting of Ashton Kutcher in the lead roll was surprising but fitting, critics can’t seem to agree with what the movie should have focused on. With a biopic of of such an important man, what part of his life should have been the focus?


Everyone knows who Steve Jobs was. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an Apple fan or not. He’s the guy who first introduced the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod, and even iTunes. But before all that, as legend has it, he invented the Apple computer in a garage with Steve “Woz” Wozniak. Critics feel that’s all the JOBS movie focuses on, though, just a timeline of Apple computers, even skipping over the years when Jobs was fired and took the helm of other businesses. They hired an actor to play him who pulled off an uncanny resemblance, but didn’t seem to focus enough on the man himself.

How should this have been portrayed in the movie? What should have been the focus of the JOBS movie?

Here are the results of last week’s poll:


Half of those responding feel they themselves should be responsible for protecting their privacy on the web. They don’t want anyone else to be faced with that burden. An equal number of readers feel the responsibility should lie either with the browser they are using or individual websites. Just a handful feel it should be left up to their Internet service provider, Google, or their operating system. Only one percent believe this responsibility should lie with advertisers.

Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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  1. erm – how he made apple a lot of money by: exploiting the workers in the chinese factories, paying them very little and at the same time ripping off the customers by charging a fortune.

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