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Video: Steve Jobs one-on-one, the '95 interview

October 27, 2011 07:00 AM ET

Part 1: An interview with Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs remembers his early years in the part of California that was later nicknamed Silicon Valley, when his father gave him his first workbench and he first became interested in building Heathkits.

"My father, Paul, was a pretty remarkable man. He never graduated from high school. He joined the Coast Guard in World War II and ferried troops around the world for General Patton; and I think he was always getting into trouble and getting busted down to private.

"He was a machinist by trade and worked very hard and was kind of a genius with his hands. He had a workbench out in his garage where, when I was about five or six, he sectioned off a little piece of it and said "Steve, this is your workbench now." And he gave me some of his smaller tools and showed me how to use a hammer and saw and how to build things. It really was very good for me. He spent a lot of time with me ... teaching me how to build things, how to take things apart, put things back together."

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