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

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.

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In the first part of the documentary Jobs argues that the product should be cheap and should be for the educational market.

In the 2nd part, when the team comes together for the 2nd time and Jobs starts off with 'The honeymoon is over', it seems to me that Jobs actually is unable to answer the question by the lady from his team about what the computer should do, what feature set it should have. They only thing he knows for sure is that it needs to be finished in summer 1987, else the time window is gone.

Actually he says that is the teams responsibility to come up with some ideas.

This does not strike me as a visionary man, who knows what he wants, rather more like a person with money that has a go at building a new computer, hoping for success, based on the fact that he is working with some great minds...

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Never had your ups and downs ? Perhaps on the first meeting he was ecstatic, but then he met bankers and investors that were skeptical and put him in doubt. Who knows, you cannot judge all out of some frames of a 30 years old record.

Please keep in mind that while he had a coarse idea of what things should do, the said thing was a never-made-and-seen-before product, so it might be hard, even for Steve Jobs, to get a precise vision when you are only at an early prototype version and you are still refining the hardware and the software on a daily basis.


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