Before He Was a Master Presenter

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I have been, as you might guess, spending every spare moment reading the Steve Jobs biography since it was dropped on my doorstep Tuesday. It is having a surprisingly strong emotional effect on me, and once I'm done with it, I'm going to write a long post about the book and the feelings and memories it is bringing up. For newcomers who haven't seen my "meeting Steve Jobs" video, it's here.

Steve Jobs wasn't always the world-class stage genius that he became. Here is a clip from the early 1980s in which he's at a television studio getting ready for an interview. He is so nervous he is ready to, in his own words, "throw up", and he's clearly excited to be in front of a camera. It's charming to watch, considering how amazing he became in later years.