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Candid, controversial and funny...the original and unedited interview with Steve Jobs, conducted by tech journalist and former Apple Inc. employee Robert X. Cringely, from 1995 when Steve Jobs was still CEO of NeXT Computer and Pixar.

Starring:
Steve Jobs, Robert X. Cringely
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1 hour 13 minutes

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Steve Jobs The Lost Interview

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Genres Documentary
Director Paul Sen
Starring Steve Jobs, Robert X. Cringely
Studio Magnolia Pictures
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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This brief interview gives the viewer insight into the mind of a creative and intellectual genius.
chatterjb
Many of us might wonder what he was like to talk to and to hear right out of his mouth what he thought of things many of us would like to ask him.
ScottLS
This interview provides some interesting insights into Job's thinking about business and what makes businesses successful.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Kuttruff on December 27, 2012
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As a linux enthusiast I've always been a bit contemptuous of apple products - oversimplified, restrictive, too proprietary. And while much of this is true and while apple has changed dramatically over the years, watching this interview, I have a much greater respect for the vision and character of a man who has unquestionably altered the course of personal computing.

Jobs elegantly describes his passion and drive to create digital environments that are both aesthetically unique as well as functional. Very curious to learn more about how things evolved at Next and more of the history of how apple initially grew - Jobs and Wozniak in a basement hacking on hardware and ideas that would revolutionize an industry that was just beginning to be introduced to the general public.

This is absolutely worth watching (and I imagine one of the best interviews of Jobs in existence).

Enjoy
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Ly Teck on October 24, 2012
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This is an hour-long interview of Steve Jobs in his younger years, long before the iPhone. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, having read everything already. It turned out to be extremely captivating as you get an unedited glimpse of the man's raw intelligence.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By David Greelish on October 22, 2012
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This interview (as a movie) played in my area last year, in Atlanta, and I went with my wife and some friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and I knew that I wanted to own it on DVD. It's very thought provoking and Steve Jobs shines light on what he felt went wrong at Apple when he left, and what was going wrong at the time in 1995. Robert X. Cringely did a fine job as interviewer too. There were a number of good documentaries made on Steve Jobs after he died, but I would recommend this simple interview as the best to own. It's mostly all just the man answering questions and talking, and that is mighty stuff from this particular man.

I received the DVD fast too! Great service from Amazon.com as usual.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael B. Cowan on January 9, 2013
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I guess the thing that struck me most - well there were two, actually - was Steve's keen inquisitiveness and as a result his ability to clearly see how something in the present could have a resounding, future impact.

Early in the interview, he was talking about business and he said (and I'm paraphrasing here) that he would always question "business as usual," and offered the example of cost accounting and inventory control while at Apple in the days of the Apple II. He was told that the accountants would estimate inventory costs and then adjust the estimate at the close of a quarter when the actual results could be calculated. When he asked why it was done that way, they said, "... because that's the way we've always done it." And, when he pressed further, they explained that they didn't have accurate data because system controls weren't very good... and that was the real reason. This segment was part of a longer monologue about thinking and how critical thinking were brought to bear to produce the MacIntosh and, now as we know, future Apple products.

One of the things that was so useful about this particular interview was Bob Cringely's own curiosity and a willingness to just let Steve riff. Simple questions: why'd you do that? what happened when? etc. So unlike Walter Isaacson's biography that seemed so filtered by the author's desire to overly dramatize the events of Steve's life, this was just Steve enriching each answer like a skilled raconteur, imbuing them with anecdotes and his own pointed opinions.

Towards the end of the interview, when speaking about NeXT, he begins to speak about the Web and Internet. I had to remind myself this was 1995. Arpanet email had only been introduced in 1970 or '71.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Cohen on July 12, 2013
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This was an extraordinary interview, and to put my opinion in perspective, I have never nor will ever own an Apple product in my life. That's just how personal and revealing this interview was. Genius.

The most fascinating aspect of the interview was seeing the seeds in the mid 90's that would eventually germinate into modern day Apple. For example:

1) Steve's focus on product over process ensured that quality and user experience was never compromised.
2) The sadness he felt when he said Apple was being destroyed led to the cash hoard the buoyed the stock during the great recession
3) Steve's love of the liberal arts and admission that Microsoft has 'no taste' led to artful devices
4) It only seems natural that after his hacking into phones as a child, his mission to alter humanity was executed through a phone
5) His belief that for every hardware hobbyist, there were 1000 hobbyists that would prefer the Apple 1 hardware pre assembled led to the development of the ecosystem and Apple telling consumers what they need rather than the converse
6) His divestiture of control that ultimately led to his firing from Apple was recouped in a 'Top-Down' leadership style for his next tenure there
7) NeXt and Steve's exposure to the internet and software led him to make comments in the tail end of the interview that proved to be very true regarding e-commerce, free thought, and the experience of communicating...
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