Ashton Kutcher recalls floppy fun

Ashton shares his first memory of using a computer.

Ashton Kutcher used to have “fun with a floppy disc”.

The actor plays Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in new biopic Jobs.

Ashton clearly remembers his first family computer, and reflected on how far technology has come along since.

“My father always tried to get a big gift for the family at Christmas and when I was seven it was the Apple IIGS. Not that useful for a young kid, although there was a game on it you could play with a floppy disc – that was fun. Long time ago now,” he told Hello! magazine.

“[Now] My 80-year-old grandmother is a member of a private social network called Path and she shares photos and recipes with the family.”

Ashton once featured on the prestigious Time magazine list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. The 35-year-old described how it felt to be honoured in the publication.

“I think we’re all influential in our own way,” he continued. “It’s about the little things that make people feel better – smiling at them when we meet them, taking time to think about the people we’re sharing our dinner with, holding the door open for someone we don’t really know. It’s just about caring for others, really.”

Ashton studied Steve in great detail in order to portray him correctly. He has previously admitted he even fired some of his own staff to see what having power is like.

“The idea of playing the role terrified me. The chance to portray someone who not only lived but who is still very relevant and alive in the zeitgeist seemed to be a once-in-a-lifetime challenge,” he wrote on knowledge website Quora.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Saturday, 17. August 2013