A 15,000-Word, 25-Year-Old Conversation With Steve Jobs

by Liz Colville

“The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people — as remarkable as the telephone.” — Steve (STEVEN!) Jobs in 1985 (age 29), from a 15,000-word interview in Playboy, recently republished. He’s right, there is an awful lot one can remark about the Internet. I’m doing it right now. In re: the photo of Jobs accompanying this interview, the technology writer David Pogue should be really excited that he looks now the way Steve Jobs looked in 1985.

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