So I finally watched Pirates of Silicon Valley the other day, which a friend had sent me from America a year ago. (I have just bought a new video which can actually show American standard tapes.) I am confused about my feelings towards it – and as time has passed it has remained stuck in my head.
There are a couple of reasons for this – it’s portrayal of Bill Gates and Microsoft is resolutely unpleasant, and while Steve Jobs doesn’t seem entirely pleasant either, I have more respect for his attitude and his vision. It doesn’t hurt that the whole film treats Gates as nothing but a scheming opportunist, nor does it hurt that Jobs is played by Noah Wyle, about who I made one of my first proper sites (and which I still occasionally update). But that isn’t all of it.
I think I have fallen for Apple. More musings as they come to me.