Steven Jobs interviewed about the Home Computer Revolution in 1981


I think “Steven” Jobs was a mere 26 years old when he was interviewed in San Francisco about the home computer revolution. In the interview he talks about how computers will seduce users into using them and even mentions “1984”. The video is a little short, but it is chock full of information about what people were thinking and expecting from Apple in 1981. The line that stood out the most to me was when the newscaster says that Apple was “founded by Jobs and a partner.”

I enjoy news reports like this because they present techy subject to a non-technical world and they would have been the type of news, since I loved computers, that my family would have called me into the room to watch.

Oh and keep watching, they do give an IBM perspective towards the end.


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2 thoughts on “Steven Jobs interviewed about the Home Computer Revolution in 1981

  1. And a partner… Wow, you mean the guy who built the Apple I?? Other than that, that was a cool video. Interesting to hear how they thought computers would evolve. Seems they were right.

    Hey, got to see CompuServe in there..

    Oh, and those graphics were awesome. If someone said to me in 1985, check out this video from 1981, I would still have been drooling at that footage. Heck, just wiped my mouth with a napkin. Good stuff!

  2. What? You can have a computer speak to another computer through the phoneline?!?!?!

    “We don’t serve coffee here, that’s the devil’s brew!” – Drugstore owner

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