Steve Jobs on his legacy (1994)

It’s always interesting watching Steve.

  • Domicinator

    He was brilliant. I still miss having him around. I think he would have been proud of what Apple is doing right now.

  • DanielSw

    I miss him, and I don’t. He was enough of an inspiration in what he was able to accomplish–which does indeed extend into the Apple he left behind and its people and products.

    He’s best remembered by any new work that continues in the present which builds on his shoulders, so to speak, as well as the shoulders of other brilliant contributors whom have helped to fashion what we call our civilization and culture.

    He told Tim Cook not to ask what he (SJ) would do, but to “do what’s right.” It’s up to us to consider well just what that should be.

    The qualifications of a successful life are: that one accomplishes what one sets out to accomplish, and that others were glad that he/she was alive.

    He was successful.

  • Moeskido

    I miss the hell out of this guy. Whatever missteps he took in his business or creative decision-making, he learned from those missteps. He was a rare talent who could bring other talented people together so they’d work together at their peaks.

    We need a thousand more like him, in every profession, managing the development of systems that deliver our services and public policy.

    Jobs is best remembered by the fact that it took a Steve Jobs to lift computer science out of the corporate-minded sediment it had been mired in.

    Jobs saw how things work from a smarter, more perspicacious viewpoint than those of us who only see details that happen to annoy us for a short period of time.

    • DanielSw

      My compliments! That was an especially lucid post!

  • GadgetGav

    Great clip – clear ideas, well explained and completely right. It says at the end that it’s part of a longer film available for download, but doesn’t give a URL.. Missed opportunity, or maybe it’s on the original YT page but missing in the embedded video. Edit: Yes, there’s a link on the YT page. I would have put the URL in the credits too though (or disabled embedding).

  • John smith

    Awesome words. Though this “never seen before” video has been seen before. Lol. It was released earlier this year. This part happens in the last few minutes of a 25 minute interview.

  • MarCow

    I really miss Steve – such clarity of thought. Although I know we’re not supposed to ask what he would have done since he passed away, I’m pretty sure he’d have called the Icon Ambulance for those iOS 7 icons.

  • Kostik

    Once again, he was WRONG. He has a legacy & his work WILL be remembered over centuries.

    • mdelvecchio

      but he wasn’t. few people on earth today have ever seen or interfaced with an Apple I or II. the original Mac is going that same way. one day iOS 7 will likewise be rare and only remembered. that was his point.

  • This is one of the reasons why he stayed ahead, thought up stuff that would become a ‘trend’ later. What most competitors are doing is working on stuff that’s about to go obsolete or just copycat stuff.

  • Noah Rosenberg

    This was a year before Toy Story was released. Pixar movies are pretty timeless. I still get choked up in Monster’s Inc when Sully reveals he was hiding that sliver of boo’s door. Every time.

  • Graveyard is full of indispensable people. Having stated harsh reality, there’s a lot we can learn from this life, that set many trends. Didn’t take setbacks as ultimate failure.

    Perhaps what Bill Gates said, “I might have liked to have sense of aesthetic like Steve”.

    For me it is insanely obsession with Elegance. Creativity can sometimes lack Elegance. But His Elegance included, simplicity, creativity, attention to detail as beautiful caligaraphy of the iDevices. And thinking of iPad ( a device without any wires and the usual PC/Mac stuff).

    To have such vision, and to make mistakes on the path of doing so, gives ultimate lesson to any alive person.