Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Oct 2013 14:26 UTC
Apple

This fascinating documentary was filmed from December 1985 to March 1986 at NeXT's team retreat in Pebble Beach. It offers a rare glimpse of Steve's vision, aspirations and managerial approach.

Remarkable documentary - several planning meetings and discussions during NeXT's early days, with Steve Jobs and his team, many of which also worked on the Macintosh. You have to see this.

Via Typographica.

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RE[5]: Sorry
by burnttoys on Mon 28th Oct 2013 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sorry"
burnttoys
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TBH I have no idea why I'm replying to you but here goes.

What was it that Steve Wozniak _invented_? You could argue that it was the Apple I & II.

Think about that - all of those components that made up those machines existed in other places. The disk interface, the VDD, keyboard interface etc etc etc. Now, don't get me wrong, it seem Woz did a pretty killer job on shrinking, refining, re-imagining and integrating those and new components. Maybe some new stuff popped up along the way.

Now - let's look at the other Steve - he didn't write the code, he didn't build a whack new disk interface but it is (arguable, natch) that few people at the time had it in their minds that graphics would be the big thing and that every person would want to get their hands on a computer. Jobs _did_ have that "vision" in mind (vision is a shallow term loved by journalist who wish to over-emphasis "idea").

He found those ideas and the code, patents, concepts "out there" in the same way that Woz, Burrell and the other legends of early Apple found RAM chips and the 6502.

Does that make any sense?!

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