In 1995, during the making of his TV series “Triumph of the Nerds” about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did a memorable hour-long interview with Steve Jobs. 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, the entire interview has been cleaned up with modern technology, and put into context by Cringely. In it, Jobs talks about his pioneering days with Steve Wozniak, and how they assembled the first Apple computer and went on to found the Apple company. 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. Finally in spell-binding terms, he offers his vision of a digital future—a world of wonderful products created by artists and poets. Steve Jobs: the Lost Interview 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.
Wed, 11/16 at 7:15pm & 9:00pm and Thu, 11/17 at 7:15pm & 9:00pm
at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema