While I disagree with many a despondent Apple fan who claim Cupertino’s favorite tech company is on its way out without its former leader, Steve Jobs, I still admire the work that he did. Who couldn’t? Jobs crafted a company in a garage that eventually went on to become the most valuable company of any kind on the planet. And, while it’s important to remember other important figures like Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, Bob Mansfield and Eddy Cue, the man was clearly in a class of his own when it came to inspiration. He had a way of seeing things that others didn’t, and had the courage to aim for the impossible.
In a short, leaked video clip, the late great Apple founder answers a question on his legacy and how he compares it to periods like the Renaissance.
The short clip is part of longer 60 minute interview with the Silicon Valley Historical Association (available to order here). What I particularly like is the toned down feel of the interview. We’re used to watching him on stage during an important product launch, or watching interviews with Walt Mossberg where he’s clearly on the pro-Apple offensive. This gives a much better view in to Steve Jobs as a person, his ideas and philosophies.