Steve Jobs was a visionary, a great entrepreneur and a showmen. I never actually met him but did have the privilege of seeing him speak twice.
For someone I have never met he had a profound effect on my life.
Below are some of my favourite “Steve Jobs” moments.
• Steve Jobs hosting the “Macintosh Software Dating Game”
In 1983, Apple was trying to get software developers excited about the new Mac platform and a new way of working with computers. The video link below shows highlights of an Apple event in which Steve Jobs plays the part of The Dating Game host , asking questions about software development to three software magnates — Fred Gibbons of Software Publishing Company, Mitch Kapor of Lotus Development, and some guy named Bill Gates from Microsoft.
• Steve Jobs giving the eulogy for Mac OS 9
At the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2002, Steve Jobs staged a mock funeral for the out-of-date Mac OS 9 operating system. The stage was brightly lit, giving it a “heavenly” feel, and a church interior with stained-glass windows was projected onto a huge backdrop. Fog billowed from smoke machines, while a black casket rose from a trap door. As Bach’s organ dirge Toccata and Fugue faded, Jobs — dressed in a purposely out-of-place mock-turtleneck shirt and jeans — gave a humorous eulogy for the operating system.
• Hi-lights of the great joint interview of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates back in 2008
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates appear together on stage at WSJ’s D Conference to discuss their contribution to the computing industry. See highlights of their conversation with Walt Mossberg
• Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
Steve Jobs delivering his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005. In it he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life & death.