Steve Jobs' "lost interview" now available in iTunes Store

At the age of 40 the late Apple founder Steve Jobs was one of a number of tech visionaries interviewed for a 1995 documentary titled "Triumph of the Nerds." Jobs's segment in the documentary was only 10 minutes, but the original interview with him was 72 minutes, and notable for understanding his vision at a time just before he rejoined Apple after having been pushed out of the company in the mid-80s. That original interview was thought to have been lost, but was found last October on a VHS tape. It generated a lot of interest in that it coincided with his passing and the release of the Walter Isaacson biography. The 72-minute interview then had a limited release in movie theaters as "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview." Apple apparently officially considers the interview to be controversial, but recently quietly released it in the iTunes Store as a $3.99 rental

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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.