1981 Nightline interview with Steve Jobs


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/16/1981-nightline-interview-with.html


#2

[quote]it’s about 12 pounds you can throw it out the window if the relationship isn’t going so well[/quote]And that’s why the original iMac still had a handle on it.


#3

It’s fun to laugh at the vapidness of the initial reporting (also: I want that one guy’s red Apple ][). But then the discussion at the end is, like, five solid minutes of cogent, accessible debate between sane people who have thought about a topic. I mean holy shit, can you imagine if that happened on TV news now. People would riot.


#4

To be fair, this was Nightline, on AFTER the late night comedy shows and NOBODY was watching…


#5

That hair is more 70’s than 80’s.


#6

David burnham is the seer… i wonder if he’s alive now and what he thinks to have been proven right.


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David Burnham was a Times reporter. Last thing I found of his published was from 2015 and I don’t see an Obit so he is most likely still alive. You should ask him.

https://epic.org/epic/board/burnham/

https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/david-burnham-on-the-drop-in-corporate-crime-prosecutions/


#9

I honestly thought that was Aston Kutcher from the Jobs movie.


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Actually, Nightline was on immediately after the late local news, concurrent with the Tonight Show (the only late night comedy show at the time). And a lot of people were watching; Nightline was incredibly popular, especially by contemporary standards. Consider that the media alternatives were Johnny Carson on NBC, reruns of bad TV movies on CBS, or a book. No internet, video games were strictly for kids, and cable news was barely a year old and not widely available.


#11

Ooh good idea.


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