Apple cofounder and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away one year ago. Apple has posted a tribute to Jobs on its home page, which contains a video montage of some of Jobs’ more memorable moments in addition to a letter from current CEO Tim Cook. But there are plenty of other Jobs videos out there that inspire head-scratches, laughs, introspection, or all of the above. Here, we put together five Steve Jobs videos to check out that highlight different parts of his personality.
1984 Ghostbusters parody
This video was produced internally by Apple to be shown during a staff meeting in 1984. Jobs and a number of other Apple employees (including Steve Wozniak) participated in the parody. The video largely targets “Big Blue,” or IBM, which was Apple’s main focus back in the early 1980s. This one is amusing just for the sheer absurdity of the video, but it shows how Apple’s cavalier and ambitious Apple’s culture was in the early days.
Jobs as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Also shown at the same 1984 staff meeting was a video portraying Jobs as FDR. Michael Markman posted an account on his blog earlier this year about how this video came about, but it was apparently no problem to convince Jobs to play the part. There are more details about the video’s history at NetworkWorld as well.