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“BOSCUTTI’S STEVE JOBS” SCENE 133
2007 – SAN FRANCISCO MACWORLD CONVENTION – DAY
Steve Jobs, 51, steps backstage after introducing the first iPhone. After introducing a truly revolutionary product that will change everything.
He admitted to the Attendees he was so excited by the new iPhone, he hadn’t gotten a lick of sleep last night. He made sure everyone understood that Apple now owns the future.
His clicker had failed only minutes before the end. While Technicians scrambled backstage, Jobs charmed the Attendees with a story about the early days with Steve Wozniak, jamming television signals in the Berkeley University dorms, making trouble.
He left the Attendees with an indelible image of him and Steve Wozniak sitting around their first Apple I computer thirty years earlier. Wozniak is bearded with long hair, engineer glasses and pen in his shirt pocket. Jobs is staring down the camera, whispy goatee and black mock turtleneck.
Jobs left the Attendees in awe.
TECHNICIANS backstage freeze as Jobs lopes past. They’re expecting a lashing for the technical glitches only minutes earlier. But for once Jobs take it in his stride. He look up and breaks into a smile.
Wozniak turns around and meets his smile.
No sleep last night?
No sleep for twenty of the last forty nights.
On the way home, Wozniak will hear his mother’s voice in his head, saying, ‘See? That’s why he’s Steve Jobs and you’re not.’ Wozniak works pretty hard. But for twenty of the last forty nights he went out to dinner, not to the office.
Steve Jobs’ relentless quest to become Steve Jobs began when they were still teenagers and fast friends. Building circuit boards together, Jobs used to talk about the great people of history in a way you knew he wanted to be like them.
Or believed he already was.