Oct. 31, 2011 at 3:31pmOne Last Thing

Steve Jobs

I, like millions of other people, was so very sad upon hearing about the death of Steve Jobs.

I’ve been an Apple devotee for many years … appreciative of not only the unique ability of Apple products to rise to the top of the tech world’s best, but also a love of what I perceive to be some of the most unique, clean and most creative design of Apple products.

All the products as well as the branding came under the watch of Steve Jobs.

Jobs, co-founder of Apple has been called one of the great minds of our time and he was a most innovative and inspirational man – both in his work and as we are learning now – in his personal life.

KSPS will air a one-hour special on Jobs’ life and career on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9p.m. It’s appropriately called “Steve Jobs – One Last Thing” – appropriate since the phrase “one last thing” was a favorite one of Jobs’ especially when unveiling new products or software. The program, created by PBS, reportedly features interviews and footage with Jobs as well as anecdotes from those who knew him well.

Some of those interviewed for the special include:  Apple co-founders Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak; NeXT computer investor and U.S. presidential candidate Rose Perot; Portland Oregon’s Reed College calligraphy professor Robert Palladino and Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am. 

I was surprised to see Ross Perot’ name on the list but apparently he invested in the NeXT Company when Jobs was running out of money. At that time he had been fired from Apple. 

And the professor at Reed College? Apparently Jobs credited him with inspiring his typography design for the Mac. And the Black Eyed Peas song “I Gotta Feeling” is currently ranked as most downloaded iTunes song ever.  

PBS has also said the special includes a “never-before broadcast interview” with Jobs from 1994, two years before Apple would buy NeXT and bring Jobs back for the beginning of what would be Apple’s meteoric rise back to business stardom.

This is the latest documentary about Jobs since his death on Oct. 5. The Discovery Channel aired a documentary about Jobs in conjunction with NBC entitled "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World," which also took the form of a one-hour special that was co-hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who host of the Mythbusters series, according to CNET reporter Josh Lowensohn. I saw that special too and it was very well done.

I’m really looking forward to the PBS special however since it’s been hyped as an “unflinching, in-depth look at the influences on Steve Jobs’ character and career in this one-hour program. Look for it on Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. in Spokane.


  • Comments (1)
I enjoyed the program too. Learned more about Steve Jobs in one hour than I have in the last 15 years.
Left by Kerry | Nov. 4, 2011 at 4:25pm

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