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The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs -

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To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Mac, Mr. Levy said Friday that he was appending the transcript, which is “essentially unexpurgated,” in an updated Kindle version of the book about the birth of the Macintosh, “Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything.”

It’s clear in the interview that Mr. Jobs was struggling with a few demons. For one, he was upset about a recent article in Time magazine that described himas petulant and unkind. And he blamed his obsession with work for a breakup.

“I just had a romance that I really care about, a lot — I mean, a lot — go up in smoke. Because of the stress, and the sort of other woman that Macintosh is,” Mr. Jobs said.

Yet what is apparent in the discussion is that Mr. Jobs knows he is about to introduce a computer that is going to change the world. He discusses the graphics and the design of the machine with the passion of an artist describing a newly completed masterpiece. “I mean, it’s incredibly great,” Mr. Jobs said when asked about the Mac. “It’s insanely great.”

Over his lifetime he launched at least a dozen products that changed the world.

That's insanely great.

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