1980 Steve Jobs interview discusses humble beginnings
Since the recent passing of Steve Jobs, videos of his keynote speeches and rare and sometimes never before seen footage has been circulating around the internet so as to keep his memory and his words and his vision of the future alive. The video below is from an interview he did in 1980 in which he talks about the Apple1/Apple2 computers and the very early beginnings of Apple Computer Company.
In the video, he talks about his visit to a local public school where he got to talk to and watch 4th and 5th graders using his computers as if they were the ones who had built them. He was absolutely astounded by the amount of knowledge the kids had about the computer and even went on to jokingly state that they may even know more than he does. He talks about the humbling experience of going from "liberating" hardware from various other computer companies and building just a few prototype computers which he and Steve Wozniak spent several days and hours building and debugging, to the point where Apple had 500 employees working for them and beginning to manufacture on a large scale.
Steve's passion for advancing technology and envisioning tools of the future is quite amazing. You can tell, even from back in 1980, that he had a solid grasp on the ways that personal computing were going to further human production and act as an "extension of human ability."
We hope you enjoy the video!