Updated April 30th, 2020.
I thought I’d put a few of my favorite Steve Jobs links here, all in one place. Enjoy.
Playboy Interview, February 1985. Long, meaty, written interview with Steve Jobs, head of Apple (at the time). Fantastic reading. Three months after this interview was published, Jobs was out of Apple, fired from the company he started.
MacWorld Expo 1997 Keynote Speech (video). Jobs is back with Apple, thanks to Apple’s acquisition of NeXT. Gil Amelio (the Apple CEO who oversaw the acquisition) is out, and Apple is operating without an official CEO. In his first big public speech since his return, Jobs outlines his plans for bringing a reeling Apple back to health. He is particularly gracious in giving thanks to the outgoing Board members for working hard under difficult circumstances. Watch and listen as Jobs alludes to “the crazy ones” that Apple makes computers for (soon to be the theme of some very memorable ads). Great stuff throughout.
Stanford Commencement Address, 2005 (video). Twenty-two minute video (counting the introduction by Stanford’s President John Hennessy). Jobs’ pancreatic cancer had been diagnosed the previous year, and the perspective it gave him is evident throughout the speech. Highly recommended.
Original iPhone introduction, MacWorld Expo 2007 (video). “This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for two and a half years.” Spellbinding. Steve Jobs at his very best.