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Cheapshots: Steve Jobs, the movie, the exhibit, nostalgia for celluloid, and more

Steve Jobs US Patent exhibit

USPTO's dedicated exhibit to erstwhile regular customer Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs: the movie

Steve Jobs biopic offered to Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin

Sony have paid $1m for the film rights for Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, reports the Guardian.

Aaron Sorkin, who brought the story of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to the big screen in the Oscar-winning drama The Social Network, looks set to tackle another tech innovator with news that he’s “strongly considering” an offer to write a biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs: the exhibit

U.S. Patent Office Honors Steve Jobs with iPhone-Shaped Exhibit

No less than 323 Apple patents bear the name of Steve Jobs, and in recognition of his brainstorming ideas the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is honouring the Apple founder with a dedicated exhibit, reports Mashable.

The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World puts Jobs’ patents on display in the USPTO’s National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum. Conceived by the nonprofit Invent Now, the exhibit has a look that’s instantly recognizable: 30 giant-size iPhones, lined up screen to screen in a simple rectangular formation, like a military salute designed by Jonathan Ive.

A story that doesn’t feature Steve Jobs

Nokia Lumia 800 is Editor’s Phone of the Year

Some good news for Nokia comes from readers of What Mobile, who like the Lumia 800 so much it won the editor’s choice award at the magazine’s annual awards, reports the Nokia Conversations blog.

It’s no secret that Nokia make great phones but with a new Windows Phone Mango operating system, great design and a competitive price, the Lumia 800 feels like real innovation for smartphones and, importantly, one that’s cool enough to attract everyone from gadget geeks to casual, fashion conscious phone users.

Celluloid dreams in a digital age

Film Is Dead? What Else Is New?

An in-depth article from the New York Times (what else do you expect) on why they don’t make films like they used to.

In strictly technical terms, this is true enough. The machinery of production and distribution is in the midst of an epochal change, part of the rapid and convulsive digitalization of everything under the sun. If you go to a movie theater, you are less and less likely to see a film in the traditional, literal sense.

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Tony Myers has written 866 articles for Smart Movie Making

Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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