Steve Jobs: The Playboy interview

November 20, 2010: 1:38 PM ET

The magazine has re-released the piece it published in early 1985, just before Jobs was fired

Source: Playboy

Relations between Steve Jobs and John Sculley were already deteriorating when Jobs, then 29, sat down for a long interview with Playboy. The story was published in the magazine's February issue. Three months later, Sculley relieved Apple's co-founder of his duties as head of the Mac division.

Jobs puts on a brave face, but you get a feeling toward the end of the interview that he sensed his days at Apple (AAPL) might be numbered.

JOBS: There's an old Hindu saying that comes into my mind occasionally: "For the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you." As I'm going to be 30 in February, the thought has crossed my mind.


JOBS: And I'm not sure. I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I'm not there, but I'll always come back. And that's what I may try to do.


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