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Steve Jobs (Video Collection)

March 3, 20130 Comments

This fine Steve Jobs Collection contains interviews, keynotes, and other gems featuring Apple’s late co-founder. The Collection of EverySteveJobsVideo contains 160 YouTube videos ranging from the days of NeXT to the famous Standford commencement speech, this library is full of the best Steve Jobs moments. These are the highlights:

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Steve Jobs acts as Franklin D. Roosevelt – Bizarre internal Apple promo (1984)

January 20, 20130 Comments

In this bizarre promo to inspire their sales force, Apple stressed that the Mac’s ease of use could liberate the pathetic prisoners of the IBM PC. With improvements to the hardware and the boom in desktop publishing, Mac production went into overdrive. By 1987, Apple was selling a million a year. IBM numbers! The Mac minted money – half its 2000 dollar price was pure profit!

Apple arrogantly assumed their stuff was so good, consumers would always pay a premium for it. Big mistake. The Mac really ought to have won the battle for the desktop – OK it was more expensive than an IBM PC but if you what you wanted was a friendly easy to use system and surely everyone wanted that, then this was the only game in town – at least that’s what the boys at Apple thought but they weren’t reckoning on one man, Bill Gates. Gates saw that the Mac’s GUI represented a long term threat to Microsoft’s money machine, to DOS, the clunky operating system that sat inside every IBM PC. So Bill had his boys create a GUI that sat in top of DOS rather like building a fancy facade on an old building. They called it Windows and it wasn’t much at first but it was good enough to defend the DOS franchise.

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

January 20, 20130 Comments

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

Apple remembers Steve Jobs on anniversary of his passing

January 19, 20130 Comments
Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs

Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook remembered the company’s late cofounder, Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of Jobs’ passing. The letter with a video montage appeared on Apple’s website to remember his life and death. The nearly two-minute video presents a slideshow of Jobs throughout his career and it softly ends with “Remembering Steve”.

Jobs died on Oct. 4, 2011. After he passed, at just 56 years old, news of his death flooded the Internet, TV, newspapers, and homes. Millions of people immediately emailed Apple, and the company subsequently created a “Remembering Steve” page to display a massive compilation of condolences that poured in from around the world.

The tribute letter from Apple’s current CEO appears upon completion of the “Remembering Steve” video. In the message, Cook describes Jobs’ death as a “sad and difficult time”. The executive hopes, however, that everyone will “reflect on [Jobs'] extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.”

A Message from Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.

I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.
- Tim

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