I recently got Shannon into watching documentaries and I’ve enjoyed seeing which ones she enjoys more than others. CNN has been running ads for Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (which is airing tomorrow night) and she said she really wanted to see it.
I pointed out that the same director did Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – and her interest doubled. She loved that documentary and it installed a lasting impact in her.
Lasting to the point that the last time we were in Hollywood, I said we should walk into the Scientology Center just to check it out (my curiosity gets the best of me) – and she, along with my friend Ken, both kept walking down Hollywood Blvd refusing to stop.
So, yeah, she digs documentaries that give her a lasting impact and things to think about.
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine didn’t disappoint. She saw more evidence of how much of an asshole Steve Jobs was, but the question in the end is the most impactful… why did so many people connect with a man they never met? So many people cried and were openly upset when he died.
Shannon had tears.
Steve’s passing ended the possibility of his mind creating something we haven’t even imagined yet – but life goes on.
Good flick. Worth the time.