The long hair. The mustache. The lack of a turtle neck. 32 years ago, Steve Jobs gave a presentation that wasn’t like the ones he has been famous for the last decade and a half but there are definitely flashes of the bravado and intellect that made him an icon.
The video, gifted to the Computer History Museum by Regis McKenna, helps to bring humanity to a man that many view as super-human. The 23-minute clip is grainy and raw, nothing like the amazing videos that he has helped to create in recent years. It’s a metaphor of the man as he was then compared to what he eventually became.