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The Computer History Museum has introduced an online exhibit about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. The exhibit, called "Steve Jobs... First, NeXT, One more thing..." traces Jobs life from his youth through his early days at Apple, then NeXT, and finally his triumphant return to Apple in 1997 and finally transforming it into the world's most valuable company.

The exhibit features rare footage of Jobs from 1980 speaking about the early days of Apple. "We had no idea what people would do with these things," Jobs says in the video, describing the 1977 Apple II computer that launched Apple into a major technology company.

"In Jobs's own words, we hear how luck as well as skill played big roles in Apple's founding," said Dag Spicer, CHM's senior curator. "We also see how focused, articulate and convincing Jobs could be, even at this early stage." Jobs, who seems to genuinely appreciate the magnitude of what Apple could be, remarks: "For some crazy reason in the universe, two people from Los Altos and Cupertino, California managed to want something that just so happened to be what about a million other people wanted."

The new exhibit features objects from the Museum's permanent collection, which holds over 100,000 artifacts, including 3,000 Apple-related items. The new online exhibit also features photographs of Jobs and an essay on his life. Other unique and important early Apple documents in the Museum's permanent collection include the initial offering statement for the founding of Apple and the Macintosh business plan.

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Even close followers of Steve Jobs life and career will find something interesting in the exhibit, in particular some never-before seen video and pictures of historical Apple products and memorabilia.

In addition to the online Steve Jobs exhibit, biographer Walter Isaacson will participate in a conversation at the Computer History Museum on Tuesday, December 13 at 6PM. Registration for the event is closed, but video will be posted on YouTube on December 20th, and the event is being filmed for a future episode of C-SPAN's BookTV show.

Top Rated Comments

jlgolson Avatar
126 months ago
Ok, let the guy rest..this is just getting more than a little distasteful now.
How many other business men are treated like this after they die?
Ford. Disney. Edison. Bell. Nobel. Walton. Carnegie. Rockefeller.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
*LTD* Avatar
126 months ago
Ok, let the guy rest..this is just getting more than a little distasteful now.
How many other business men are treated like this after they die?

How many other "businessmen" were like Steve Jobs?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macrumorsuser10 Avatar
126 months ago
Ok, let the guy rest..this is just getting more than a little distasteful now.
How many other business men are treated like this after they die?

I don't think there are other business men who:

- invented the home personal computer
- mass-produced the first successful computer GUI
- invented the computer on which the WWW was created
- mass-produced the first success digital music player
- revolutionized legal purchasing of digital media
- revolutionized mobile phones and tablets
- revolutionized computer-animated movies

Many young and/or ignorant people tend to think that S. Jobs' only contributions are the iDevices. No. He invented the home personal computer, and an entire museum for that one fact would be fitting. As it is, he impacted half a dozen other industries.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zedcars Avatar
126 months ago
Ok, let the guy rest..this is just getting more than a little distasteful now.
How many other business men are treated like this after they die?

A misplaced, unfitting and rather strange comment.

This is a highly respectful tribute to someone who has helped change the course of technological development towards the betterment of mankind.

Sure he was flawed, but aren't we all?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macrumorsuser10 Avatar
126 months ago
not saying he wasn't revolutionary, innovative,visionary , worst man manager in the history of modern corporations,< insert you own boring metaphor here> but isn't he allowed to rest in peace like "normal" people??
I'm not sure what your line of thought is. Are you suggesting that a S. Jobs exhibit at the computer history museum is distasteful to S. Jobs or the museum?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
firewood Avatar
126 months ago
He invented the home personal computer...

Woz, Edward Roberts, Lee Felsenstein, and a few others might have something to say about that claim.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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