Hollywood Actors Kutcher, Gad Channel Jobs, Wozniak at Macworld 2013
Show business played a major part of the activities on Day 1 of Macworld 2013 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco Jan. 31. Actors Josh Gad ("1600 Penn" and "The Book of Mormon") and Ashton Kutcher, who portray Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, respectively, in the upcoming biopic "Jobs," addressed the Macworld audience about the movie that debuts April 19 and showed a clip. Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am talked about future tech and entrepreneurism while demonstrating his iPhone camera accessory product. Although the show isn't as huge as it was in the old days, when the real Steve Jobs and the rest of Apple played a part in it (as Apple left Macworld to its creator, IDC, two years ago), it is still a viable event. Director Paul Kent said 25,000 people attended in 2012 and he expects about the same attendance this year. Macworld will continue through the Feb. 2. Here are some highlights.
Explaining How to Approach the Steves
Actors Josh Gad (left) and Ashton Kutcher, who portray Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, respectively, in the upcoming biopic "Jobs" (coming out April 19) explain to the Macworld audience how they researched and prepared to perform their parts and the challenges they faced in understanding the personalities of the Apple co-founders. "Steve [Jobs] believed, first and foremost, that it is possible to do something impossible," Kutcher said.