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“From the Garage to the World’s Most Valuable Company”- Computer History Museum announces Steve Jobs exhibit [video]

The Computer History Museum announced today a new online exhibit dedicated entirely to Steve Jobs and his work. Apart from detailing Jobs’ life from the Homebrew Computer Club all the way up to the iPad, or as they put it, “From the Garage to the World’s Most Valuable Company”, the exhibit also includes a rare Steve Jobs presentation from 1980. The video is remarkable, if for no other reason, that Jobs continued to talk about some of the same concepts and principles thirty years later.

The exhibit, called “Steve Jobs… First, Last, One more thing…”,  includes a lengthy essay and links to the Computer History Museum’s collection of Apple related items including an original Homebrew Computer Club newsletter, rare images of Jobs in highschool, at the Computer Club, and early ads and images from the Apple I.

Dag Spicer, CHM’s senior curator, talked about the rare video footage in the press release and includes a quote from Jobs:

“In Jobs’s own words, we hear how luck as well as skill played big roles in Apple’s founding. We also see how focused, articulate and convincing Jobs could be, even at this early stage.” Jobs, who seems to genuinely appreciate the magnitude of what Apple could be, remarks: “For some crazy reason in the universe, two people from Los Altos and Cupertino, California managed to want something that just so happened to be what about a million other people wanted.”

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