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The BBC's documentary "Billion Dollar Hippy" about Steve Jobs has some great content even for those that already know a lot about Steve Jobs.

One very interesting point is made by Larry Tesler, a former Xerox PARC researcher. Apple has often been accused of stealing ideas from Xerox PARC but Mr Tesler points out (around 19.40 minutes) that PARC did not invent the mouse or graphical user interface, that they had been around for more than 15 years.

There's a lot of yelling in the Steve Jobs story despite all of his yoga and ashram history. "Billion Dollar Uptight Hippy" might be a better title. Interestingly, Bill Gates is notorious for the same type of behavior.



 


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