“The movie is the ‘entire tape’ interview that Robert X. Cringley did with Jobs in 1995 for a PBS television special ‘Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires’ that premiered in June 1996,” O’Grady writes. “Only about 10 minutes of the interview made it into ‘Triumph of the Nerds’ — which is available on YouTube — and the rest of the interview landed on the proverbial cutting room floor. The rest of the tape was feared lost, or so the story goes, until the original tape was recently discovered in the director’s garage.”
O’Grady writes, “The ’95 interview, about 70 minutes all told, captures a spunky and charismatic Jobs at the wise age of 40, speaking about Apple after a bitter power struggle with John Scully ended in his ouster. Jobs is about 10 years into his stint at NeXT and one point he asks Cringley “you don’t want to hear about NeXT, do you?” — almost as if he didn’t want to talk about it… Was Jobs making his big pitch for Apple to buy NeXT? Could be, because Apple indeed acquired NeXT (for $400 million) just 18 months after the interview was taped, and Jobs made his biggest triumph to date — returning and resurrecting Apple.”
Full article, with some clips from the movie that fail to meet the lowest standards of even the worst NYC pirate movie peddler, here.