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

He was already a superstar when he recorded this interview

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Part 7: Why artists were attracted to computing

Jobs weighs in on computers as art, and notes that in the late 1970s and early '80s "the best people in computers would have normally been poets and writers and musicians."

"If you study these people a little bit more, what you'll find is that in this particular time -- in the '70s and the '80s -- the best people in computers would have normally been poets and writers and musicians. Almost all of them were musicians. A lot of them were poets on the side. They went into computers because it was so compelling. It was fresh and new. It was a new medium of expression for their creative talents. The feelings and the passion that people put into it were completely indistinguishable from a poet or a painter.

"Many of the people were introspective, inward people who expressed how they felt about other people or the rest of humanity in general into their work, work that other people would use. People put a lot of love into these products, and a lot of expression of their appreciation came to these things. It's hard to explain."

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