“Let me describe the world I live in”
Steve Jobs got a lot off his chest in his Q&A session with developers at WWDC 1997 — the first after he returned to Apple (AAPL) from his years in the desert at NeXT.
But there’s lots more where that came from. What is perhaps most relevant today, a week or so before Apple is expected to launch iCloud, is the part where Jobs describes his vision for what is now known as cloud computing.
He lays it out in a 5-minute segment — excerpted below — using his own personal computer set-up as a template for what he hoped Apple might someday be able to make as “plug and play for mere mortals” as it made the user experience a decade earlier.
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We’ll find out how well Apple has managed to deliver on Jobs’ vision — 14 years later — when iCloud finally launches.