Cringely on the Steve Jobs lost interview

Really interesting interview with Bob Cringely about the extended Triumph of the Nerds footage that came out this month.

Cringely wrote a great synopsis of Jobs in his Accidental Empires book which was a bigger picture of Silicon Valley. By comparison, I found the Isaacson book disappointing, it was a good record of Jobs’ life, but no analysis that gives you an idea of how he ticked. I suspect Jobs didn’t do more PR work because it was superfluous to him achieving his vision and he understood what Sun Tzu in his strategy treatise The Art Of War called the the void.

One Response to Cringely on the Steve Jobs lost interview

  1. I completely agree with your thought about the void, Ged. I’ve not had a chance to read Isaacson yet (currently trawling through Middlemarch, which means it may be a while yet!) but I suspect that analysis will take years to come to the surface as the people who really knew Jobs retire or publish in their own time. Thanks for sharing the video.