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The Full Walter Isaacson/Steve Jobs Interview From 60 Minutes

CBS has posted the full 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, including a number of extras that weren't included in the broadcast piece. The double-length interview promotes Jobs' authorized biography which goes on sale tomorrow in the United States, and is already available on iBooks in some parts of the world.

Part 1:


Part 2:


The Steve Jobs Family photo album:


What did Steve Jobs say about his rivals?:


Embedded videos require Flash. View Part 1 and Part 2 on YouTube.

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41 months ago
That episode of 60 Minutes was fantastic, and the audio from Walter's interviews with Jobs was surprising. The best part of 60 minutes was the fact that Steve Jobs actually met his biological father before knowing who his biological father really was.
Rating: 9 Votes
41 months ago



Wow he was more of a psychotic ********er than I has ever imagined.

What the hell does this even mean?

So he could be a dick when he wanted to in order to get his way? Welcome to human nature.
Rating: 8 Votes
41 months ago
I think the whole thing about not wanting to put on/off switches on Apple products is really interesting.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago



Wow he was more of a psychotic ********er than I has ever imagined.

Let's see. He was loving husband and a father to children who loved him.

Being able to have a stable marriage and raise children who love their father requires a certain amount of emotional and psychological stability and maturity.

I'm not going to bother stooping to your level by hurling insults at you. I'll just let your own words speak for themselves.
:rolleyes:

In a world where so many men abandon their children for all of their childhood, I'm happy to see that Steve Jobs owned up to his mistake and reached out to his child from his previous relationship and went on to have a successful family with his second wife.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago

I would guess from a leaked torrent.


My book's not from a leaked torrent.

Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago


Videos require Flash.


Steve would not have approved. ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago

More like a propensity for being a callous prick.


I know people are going to criticize you for this comment, but the fact is, most people give him the benefit of the doubt over and over.

When it comes to charity, for example, he stopped all of Apple's non-profit work and apparently didn't do much of that personally. People will say, "oh, well, he wanted to improve the world through his products." Yes, but people pay a premium to have Apple's premium products, so I'm not sure if that's really the point. It's not like there are many poor people who get to enjoy Apple's products, and when people talk about charity, they're talking about the poor, not the wealthy.

The point when I really got upset was when I read (or heard...can't remember) him criticizing Gates as basically a failure and went on to say that it's good he's out of the technology sector and concentrating on all of that foundation stuff. It was so cynical and so ridiculous. Gates is clearly a super bright guy who has decided to do some very great things at the end of his life, and I have a lot of respect for that. Everything I've read about how Gates dedicates himself to solving major problems that affect millions of people has made me respect him more and more. People may have a sour taste in their mouths about him because of Microsoft (myself included), but I think that what he's doing, abstracted from his name, is more respectable that many people would give him credit for when they see his name.

To me, Jobs was clearly a genius and a very shrewd guy. I didn't know him personally, so I try to judge him on the face-value of his comments and not read too much into them. Many people seem to just give him endless breaks, though, not realizing that disagreeing with something he did or said doesn't negate your respect for the work he did or the intelligence he possessed.

The reality distortion field does not need to extend to you. It's good to have crazy geniuses in this world, and as the interviewer noted, delusional, out-there thinking probably contributed to breakthroughs for Jobs.

I know people like Jobs: very intelligent, but conceited and stubborn. I can respect them for what they are, but also look very clearly at what they are not. I hope you can do the same.
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago
"Video requires Flash." Hahahahaha. Very funny. Good one MacRumors! http://cdn.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

There were bunch of commercials between the show. You should know that.


Plus there was another news story called "Apps for Autism" on the show.
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago

Very conflicted here. Can a man truly be "great" if he acts like a jackass? I'm not so sure. You can tell a lot about people in how they treat others, especially those powerless when compared to them.



I think that hearing about his character flaws is actually a good thing. There are too many great people who we hold up in history as these perfect people, I would much rather know about the bad about someone who I admire as much as Steve. It makes him more real. He was a real human being who did remarkable things in his life.
Rating: 4 Votes

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