Steve Jobs as FDR fighting IBM zombies
Unbelievable, in a 1984 internal video for Apple employees, Steve Jobs plays the role of FDR in a war against IBM zombies.
The video is newly available at “Steve Jobs rallies the Apple troops in newly discovered 1984 internal movie” with the video find is credited to Buzzblog
Millions are held captive by enemy machinery, wasting hour upon hour, processing processes, thinking about thinking, accomplishing nothing, yes, they have the plague, but we have the cure, we have a vision of a new kind of office, the Macintosh Office [applause]. One Mac contains a person’s way of life, imagine the power of many Macs tied together in the Macintosh Office, imagine the power of Mac offices multiplying around the world, the power to smash the Big Blue mono-blob.
Also, I think there is a fair argument to be made that FDR didn’t fight zombies, he created them. Well ok, he didn’t do either, but as metonymy, FDR as placeholder for the American involvement in Haiti, the forced labor of capitalism imposed on Haitian zombies.
Ok that may be a bit of a stretch but no moreso than suggesting that Steve Jobs (as metonymy for Apple) has made zombies of computer-users who need not understand computing and just become ignorant button-pushers; with the irony that Apple markets itself for creative professions and to think different.
Isn’t Siri, approaching the level of an ultimate zombie assistant that could put a lot of people out of work? Reminds me of FDR’s success socialist-style programs like New Deal, social security, federal works projects, while supposedly fighting the communist zombies.
Because if we’re all zombies, maybe we should really be closely questioning the motives of those who claim to be fighting against zombies…