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

October 27, 2011 07:00 AM ET

Part 9: Apple's early adventures in politics

Taking on IBM and the PC market, Jobs talks about the now-classic 1984 Mac ad and about his efforts to expand the use of Macs in the classroom.

"I saw my first desktop computer at Hewlett-Packard which was called the 9100A. It was the first desktop in the world. It ran BASIC and APL, I think. I fell in love with it.

"And I thought, looking at these statistics in 1979, I thought if there was just one computer in every school, some of the kids would find it. It will change their life.

"We saw the rate at which this was happening and the rate at which the school bureaucracies were deciding to buy a computer for the school, and it was real slow. We realized that a whole generation of kids was going to go through the school before they even got their first computer, so we thought: The kids can't wait. We wanted to donate a computer to every school in America."

Next: Part 10: How Macs infiltrated business; the birth of NeXT Computer



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