Fortune has flagged up a video from 2011 of an eyewitness retelling how Jobs behaved and interacted when seeing Xerox’s PARC revolutionary graphical person interface innovations for the primary time. Though the video is outdated, it appears to have gone largely unnoticed till this week and options some attention-grabbing anecdotes concerning the occasions.
In accordance with Tesler, a PARC scientist who ended up working for Apple shortly after, Xerox got here to Apple a few enterprise improvement deal relating to extra mundane issues like Xerox distribution. Ultimately Apple offered Xerox bargain-priced shares in trade for these offers, together with the settlement (pushed by by Jobs) that Apple would have the ability to see the whole lot “cool” happening at Xerox Parc. Tesler describes Jobs as being unable to carry again his pleasure, paraphrasing:
“What’s going on right here? You’re sitting on a gold mine! Why aren’t you doing one thing with this know-how? You may change the world!”
The extract above is a part of a 100 minute video, if you’re all for the whole roundtable.
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