Rare images surface in a home movie made by his Apple co-workers in 1985
Alerted of its existence by some early Apple (AAPL) employees, Technologizer's Harry McCracken has unearthed a five-minute home movie made by Steve Jobs' co-workers on the occasion of his 30th birthday: Feb. 24, 1985.
The video is a time-capsule from an era when IBM was enemy No. 1 and John Sculley was still his friend. It's filled with images I'd never seen before, including Jobs as toddler, as a schoolchild, horsing around with Ella Fitzgerald, dressing up (and apparently powdering his hair) to look like Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"The tribute must have been deeply moving for Steve and his colleagues at the time it was made," writes McCracken on Technologizer. "And if you can watch it today without getting at least very slightly emotional–particularly as you listen to Dylan's lyrics–you're reading the wrong blog."
It's available on YouTube here and posted below the fold.
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