Mythbusters: Steve Jobs, iGenius [Today 8PM ET/PT]
Why Steve Jobs is an “unreasonable” man, Mythbusters explains.
iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, airs this Sunday October 16 8-9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel:
Hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, One-Hour Documentary Features Interviews with Luminaries From Tech, Media and Entertainment
Steve Jobs, an Unreasonable Man
Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage:
“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men.” He continued, “Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn’t simply give the public what they wanted, he defined entirely new ways of thinking about our lives in the digital space: productivity, creativity, music, communication, media and art. He has touched, directly and indirectly, all of our lives.”
The Mythbusters documentary will also feature interviews with people “whose lives and livelihoods were forever changed by Jobs”, including:
Those at the front lines of personal computing’s birth, and former Apple employees and executives, including: Lee Felsenstein, founding member of the Homebrew Computer Club, Daniel Kottke, a friend who traveled to India with Jobs and who later become an early Apple employee, and John Draper, an engineer who gave Jobs his start
Journalists, authors and critics who covered Jobs and his innovations, including NBC Correspondent Tom Brokaw, Joe Nocera (New York Times), cultural critic Toure, Bill Werde (Billboard) and Andrew Serwer (Fortune)
Scientists and educators including theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku
Musicians, filmmakers and designers who saw their business completely change as a result of Job’s technological advancements, including: Stevie Wonder, Pete Wentz and lesser-known artists who credit Jobs’ innovations (such as iTunes) for their success
TUAW has the full press release.