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“BOSCUTTI’S STEVE JOBS” SCENE 136
2011 – JOBS FAMILY HOME – PALO ALTO – AFTERNOON
It’s July. Jobs is standing in his office with LARRY PAGE, 37. Page is the cofounder of Google, a company Apple is at war with. Page is about to resume control of Google. Jobs is staring at him. Gaunt, thin, fingertips resting on the desk for balance.
You got to focus.
Page looks anxious. Any bad blood between the two is put to one side as Jobs freely offers advice.
Larry, you got to figure out what Google wants to be when it grows up.
One of Jobs’ full-time nurses, TRACY, is standing nearby.
Google is now all over the map. What are the five products you want to focus on? Get rid of the rest, because they’re dragging you down. They’re causing you to turn out products that are adequate but not great.
Tracy checks her watch. Jobs coughs, smiles.
They’re turning you into Microsoft.
Page smiles too. Jobs closes his eyes. Everything around him begins to dissolve.