In humorous 1980s video Steve Jobs plays FDR

This video is likely a copyright violation, so it's hard to know how long it will be up. It's a delightful 8-minute Apple corporate video from the mid-1980s set in WW II (Apple vs IBM), with Steve Jobs playing a number of roles, including FDR. Apparently the video was meant to be a followup to Apple's famous 1984 commercial. According to The Daily, the video surfaced this past week when a former Apple employee leaked it to Network World. It certainly succeeds in showing a lighthearted side of Steve Jobs. Mike Murray, a former marketing director at Apple, plays the general.

And speaking of videos, the "lost interview" with Steve Jobs, recorded back in 1995 as a segment for the PBS miniseries "Triumph of the Nerds," will again be released in Landmark theaters on May 11 in 19 cities nationwide. While the Steve Jobs segment that aired was 10 minutes, the original interview was 70 minutes and is playing in its entirety. You can read more on AppleInsider. At the time of the interview, Jobs had been away from Apple for 10 years, and not long after would be back with the company.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.