He’s appeared on a stamp and been the subject of a Hollywood film, with another on the way this year. And now there will be, surely what all Apple fanboys have been waiting for, an opera about the life of Steve Jobs.
Yep, you hear that right. The Santa Fe Opera have commissioned the show for 2017, which currently has the working title of ‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’, according to the LA Times.
It will focus on both the personal and professional life of the mercurcial Apple founder, who died aged 56 in 2011 of pancreatic cancer and is now hero-worshipped by every Silicon Valley wannabe worth their semiconductor.
It will no doubt add to the aura that surrounds Jobs, known for both his furious temper as well as his brilliance. But before Apple hangers-on get too excited about iPhone-themed arias, it’s worth reading this excellent piece about the pervasiveness of the ‘great man myth’.
Jobs and his ilk (Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg et al) are held up as epoch-altering individuals. Yet they are a product of their time and would fall without the work of countless others, much as they and their fans like to ignore such trifling details. But don’t let that spoil your enjoyment of what will no doubt be a scintillating work of art.