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Steve Jobs Discusses His Legacy in Previously Unseen Interview

by Jacob Kleinman | June 20, 2013

A previously unreleased 20-minute interview with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs recorded in 1994 is the foundation for Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur, a 60-minute-long documentary produced by the Silicon Valley Historical Association. During the original interview, Jobs was asked to offer advice to the next generation of entrepreneurs looking to start their own companies.

The rest of the film is filled with interviews from early Apple employees, colleagues and associates of Steve Jobs. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Mike Markkula discuss the experience of starting Apple, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell talks about Jobs’ time as an employee at the company, and countless others including the founders of Netscape, Adobe and Oracle discuss Steve Jobs’ impact on the industry and on their own lives.

In a short clip from the interview, Jobs explains that in the technology industry most products quickly become obsolete. While the personal computing revolution might have felt like a renaissance, there was no time to build a church, and no hope for even the best products to live on as art. Considering that an Apple-1 computer was sold for $671,400 at an auction last month, this may be one of the few times Steve Jobs was wrong.

You can purchase the new Steve Jobs documentary as an audio MP3 for $5, download a digital copy for $15, or order the DVD for $25 through the Silicon Valley Historical Association’s website.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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