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A documentary from the 80s provides an inside look into the work of the early Steve Jobs

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A documentary from the 80s provides an inside look into the work of the early Steve Jobs
We all know the late Steve Jobs - the man who brought us iTunes, the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod, but although there's been plenty of information out there, we've rarely had the chance to see him in action in his early years.

A rare 20-minute documentary film has now popped up on YouTube, which gives us an inside look at what Jobs did during the months right after he founded his second company - NeXT Inc. The film shows us parts of key meetings that have happened within the company, how the goals were set and how the young Steven tried to create a new product that would improve the quality of higher education.

By the looks of it, this is by no means a complete, thorough look at the work of Steve Jobs, or NeXT, but it is still quite interesting for all of us nerds who like the idea of seeing one of the most influential figures of the digital revolution at it again.

via: Electronista

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:44 7

1. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

anybody noticed .. that whenever there is an Apple event .. there must be some articles about S.Jobs? is it a marketing thing, to make people buy apple garbage?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:28

9. badini007 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

This video was posted on 11 Nov 2011, it didnt just popped up now as Ray S. has mentioned in his article.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:55 6

2. techytechtech (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

you can hate the product but its still innovation ahead of its time. he was a true visionary who had ideas unheard and unthought of. that is what makes him soo unique. yes people have built up on ideas and so did he. we all do. but at the end of the day he was the man who innovated alot

the iphone hasnt changed more then 5% each year it comes out. but when it did first come out it did change alot and brought a revolution.

i aint a fanboy but this is a true story

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:37 3

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

This might be a true story, but i personally think, too much credit is given to Steve Jobs (RIP). No disrespect but Steve Wozniak, is the man.

Jobs and Steve Wozniak met in 1971, when their mutual friend, Bill Fernandez, introduced 21-year-old Wozniak to 16-year-old Jobs. In 1976, Wozniak single-handedly invented the Apple I computer. Wozniak showed it to Jobs, who suggested that they sell it.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:52 1

5. techytechtech (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

i dont know much about steve wozniak other then the posts that i see on PA and how unbiased he is in his views and opinons.

and from what i have seen of him he is honest and truthful.

im sure steve jobs was not 100% behind each and every product he might come with an idea (like the one above)

and then others help him make that vision come true. but its the idea my friend that i am specifically speaking about. you can steal all you want, but ideas cannot be stolen from the mind and what the eyes vision.

thats where i am commending the individual. if you give me information on steve wozniak i'll be very happy to have a read on it as well.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 09:38

7. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I got the information about Steve Wozniak, when i googled Steve Jobs in Wikipedia... It's all there in black and white... I wasn't trying to be disrespectful to Mr. Jobs (RIP), but the truth is the truth.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:08 1

3. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

A bunch of stinking nerds you say?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 09:35 1

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

He was visionary/thought differently: +1 for that (give credit where it's due)

He was horribly arrogant and disrespectful towards others : -2 for that. CEO's aren't supposed to be talking like AlQaeda chief @Thermon Nuclear War


Apple following same path: -3 for that

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 11:17 1

8. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Steve jobs was an incredible marketing man, nothing more, nothing less. who the f cares .

The people who created the product, the people you dont hear about are the people that deserve credit not him.

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