Steve Jobs (2015)
Sarah Snook: Andrea Cunningham
Steve Jobs : The exit signs have to be off or we're not gonna get a full blackout.
Andrea Cunningham : We've spoken to the building manager and the fire marshal.
Steve Jobs : And?
Andrea Cunningham : They're absolutely no way they're letting us turn the exit signs off.
Steve Jobs : I'll pay whatever the fine is.
Andrea Cunningham : The fine is they're gonna come in and tell everyone to leave.
Steve Jobs : You explained to the fire marshal that we're in here changing the world.
Andrea Cunningham : Well...
Steve Jobs : Did you?
Andrea Cunningham : Yes, but unless we can also change the properties of fire, he doesn't care.
Joanna Hoffman : Steve...
Steve Jobs : If a fire causes a stampede to the unmarked exits, it will have been well worth it for those who survive. For those who don't, less so, but still pretty good.
Andrea Cunningham : Listen...
Steve Jobs : I need it to go black, real black. Get rid of the exit signs, and don't let me know how you did it.
Steve Wozniak : This whole place was built by the Apple II... you were built by the Apple II!
Steve Jobs : As a matter of fact I was destroyed by the Apple II and its open systems so that hackers and hobbyists could build ham radios or something! And then it nearly destroyed Apple when you spent all your money on it and developed a grand total of no new products.
Steve Wozniak : The Newton...
Steve Jobs : The little box of garbage. You guys came up with the Newton, it's like you want people to know that. This is a product launch not a luncheon, and the last thing I want to do is connect the iMac to the...
Steve Wozniak : ...to the only successful product that this company has ever made. I'm sorry to be blunt, but that happens to be the truth. The Lisa was a failure, the Macintosh was a failure. I don't like talking like this, but I am tired of being Ringo when I know I was John.
Steve Jobs : Everybody loves Ringo.
Steve Wozniak : And I am tired of being patronized by you!
Steve Jobs : You think John became John by winning a raffle, Woz? You think he tricked somebody or hit George Harrison over the head? He was John because he was John.
Steve Wozniak : He was John 'cause he wrote 'Ticket to Ride', and I wrote the Apple II.
Andrea Cunningham : [to the people in the auditorium watching this] Everybody, I want to...
Steve Jobs : Nobody moves!
Steve Jobs : [to Woz] You made a beautiful board, which by the way you were willing to give out for free, so don't tell me how you built Apple. If it weren't for me, you'd be the easiest 'A' at Homestead High School.
Steve Wozniak : [gesturing around the auditorium] These people live or die by your praise, so here's your chance: acknowledge that something good happened that you weren't in the room for!
Steve Jobs : [after a long pause] No.
Steve Wozniak : Steve... do it! It's right, it's... it's right.
Steve Jobs : Sorry, but no.
Steve Wozniak : Then let me put it another way. I don't think there's a man who's done more to advance the democratization that comes with personal computing than I have, but you've never had any respect for me... now why is that?
Steve Jobs : I'd at least consider the possibility that it's because you've never had any for me.
Joanna Hoffman : [suddenly walking into the auditorium] What the hell is going on here?
Steve Wozniak : [as he walks away] Nothing. Thank you for your time.
Steve Jobs : There are people 'round here, man, including a member of the press.
Steve Wozniak : I see him.
Steve Jobs : Woz...
Steve Wozniak : The top guys, the ones who are getting laid off.
Steve Jobs : Listen, okay? Last year Apple lost one billion dollars. I don't even know how that's possible. You were less than 90 days from being insolvent. I had three different accountants try to explain it to me. The whole place has to be streamlined.
Steve Wozniak : Start with two of the accountants.
Steve Jobs : I started with the Apple...
Andrea Cunningham : [to the member of the press] Joel, could you come off stage? We're gonna go backstage for a moment...
Steve Jobs : Leave him right there.
Steve Jobs : [to Woz] I started with the Apple II team because we don't, you know, make that anymore.
Steve Wozniak : Just acknowledge the top guys.
Steve Jobs : Have a Mimosa and relax.
Steve Wozniak : You will not blow me off right now, Steve! The tops guys are...
Steve Jobs : There are no top guys, alright? In the Apple II team, there are no top guys. They're B players, and B players discourage the A players, and I want A players at Apple.
Steve Wozniak : They are not B players, and I'm a better judge at that!
Steve Jobs : Less than 90 days from insolvency, and part because somebody thought the Newton wasn't a box of garbage.
Andrea Cunningham : Joel, could you come off...
Steve Jobs : Leave him!
Steve Wozniak : I'm talking about...
Steve Jobs : You guys designed and shipped a little box of garbage while I was gone.
Steve Wozniak : I'm talking about the Apple II! Which is not just a crucial part of this company's history; it is a crucial part of the history of personal computing!
Steve Jobs : For a time!
Steve Wozniak : The least you could do if you're going to downsize these people...
Steve Jobs : They're gonna live in the biggest houses of anyone on the unemployment list.
Steve Wozniak : ...is to acknowledge them! Acknowledge them and the Apple II during this launch!