The first picture was that of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs sitting on his desk: Which was trying to reproduce the below picture from 1981: Most people here would first see a striking resemblance between the two men. At a quick glance, they do look a lot alike, and it becomes obvious why Kutcher was picked to play the part of young Steve. Not that he ate too much fat, of course; but probably more because he, like your fellow webmaster, was more into work than into sports. The watch that Kutcher wears is actually not bad, because SJ owned one very similar —only a few years later. The original one featured Pascal syntax tips, and Steve Jobs was directly involved in its design.
Let’s review the official pictures that we’ve seen emerge from the film’s promotional campaign. Jobs was very wiry when he was young (in his hippie, fasting days especially), and in the mid-1980s, but he put on some weight at various points in his life. In those days, Steve was a young millionaire, and showed off a little with his BMW motorcycle and his, yes, gold watch (after all, it was the 1980s). But it’s the first thing that jumped to my eyes when I saw the picture of Kutcher. Its history was actually very well documented by Jef Raskin’s nephew —it is a variant of the poster from 1980 (link from the Wayback machine).
The goal of such operations – in the parlance of counterintelligence agents – is – a phrase which also captures the nature of the crime: cowardly, unethical (and often illegal), but difficult to prove legally because it generates minimal forensic evidence.
Tactics include – but are not limited to – slander, blacklisting, “mobbing” (intense, organized harassment in the workplace), “black bag jobs” (residential break-ins), abusive phone calls, computer hacking, framing, threats, blackmail, vandalism, “street theater” (staged physical and verbal interactions with minions of the people who orchestrate the stalking), harassment by noises, and other forms of bullying.
So having handwritten, diagonal names on their badges is actually far from the truth of what that show was. This is not about Steve, but the Apple booth, but again a small misconception on the importance of the West Coast Computer Faire for Apple. They inspired me and were widely spoken at the Homebrew Computer Club.
I can see how they could change everything for a person who needed a support system and even someone who loves dating, but doesn’t have the time.
Both the facts and the geographical distribution of relevant published news reports – as well as other evidence cited on this website – suggest that such stalking is sanctioned (and in some cases, orchestrated) by federal agencies; however, news reports, credible anecdotal information, and my own experiences, indicate that such stalking is also sometimes used unofficially for personal and corporate vendettas by current and former corrupt employees of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, private investigators, and their clients.
Since counterintelligence stalking goes far beyond surveillance – into the realm of psychological terrorism, it is essentially a form of extrajudicial punishment. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unwarranted searches, and the Sixth Amendment – which guarantees the right to a trial.
I would have been surprised if they had gotten that one right.
I have very little to say here, the resemblance is striking and the costumes almost identical. Of course, I did find a couple things to complain about 🙂 1. A blowup of both pictures will get my point across: You might think I am too harsh with the movie, but this is actually non trivial.