‘Lost Interview’ Of Steve Jobs Shows Origins Of How The Icon Thought [Video]

When it comes to technology, Steve Jobs will always be remembered as the man who made Apple what it is today. Thanks to him, we now have “i” versions of phones, tablets, MP3 players, and everything else in between. The Inquisitr also kept up with any news pertaining to the late Steve Jobs too. This includes the fact that his legacy will live on despite his vision of Apple never being truly realized. As a matter of fact, his vision was so monumental and amazing that others are trying to claim they it was originally their vision, and that Jobs stole it.

Now there are reports of a “lost interview” Steve Jobs participated in going viral on the internet. What is unique about this interview is that it portrays a much younger Steve Jobs who had a bit of young brashness at the time.

At this moment of the publication of this article, the clip embedded above is the most popular video on YouTube’s Most Popular Videos list. However, it was uploaded on November 9, 2011 to the Landmark Theaters YouTube page. Since its reemergence in popularity, the video has more than 389,000 views with over 1,000 likes. Just a little under 500 people apparently don’t like Apple products. Nevertheless, it is evident why this video is taking the internet by storm (being that it is a “lost interview” showcasing Jobs at his prime).

Bob Cringely, the interviewer who spent a memorable hour-long interview with Steve Jobs for the television series Triumph of the Nerds back in 1995, details the video in the description below.

“It was 10 years since Jobs had left Apple following a bruising struggle with John Sculley, the CEO he had brought into the company. At the time of the interview Jobs was running NeXT, the niche computer company he had founded after leaving Apple.”

“During the interview, Jobs was at his charismatic best — witty, outspoken, visionary. In the end, only a part of the interview was used in the series and the rest was thought lost. But recently a VHS copy was found in the series director’s garage. Now, cleaned up with modern technology, and put into context by Cringely, the entire interview will be screened in Landmark Theatres.”

“In the interview Jobs talks about his pioneering days with Steve Wozniak, when they built a Blue Box and phoned the Pope; how they — “two guys who didn’t know much” — assembled the first Apple computer and went on to found the Apple company. “I was worth around a million dollars when I was 23, over 10 million dollars when I was 24 and over 100 million dollars when I was 25 — and it wasn’t really important!” Jobs recalls the visits he made to Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and how it inspired the making of the Macintosh, the world’s first modern PC, when he was “on a mission from God to save Apple.” He talks frankly and sadly about his enforced departure from Apple and explains what he is doing at NeXT (which he would soon sell to Apple and whose software would then be at the heart of the first iMac’s operating system). Finally in spell-binding terms, he offers his vision of a digital future — a world of wonderful products created by artists and poets.”

“It is an interview that reveals the burning passion of Steve Jobs, a passion that would go on to give us the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. As a tribute to an amazing man, Landmark is proud to be screening Steve Jobs — the Lost Interview.”

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