A rare video of Steve Jobs from 1994 has appeared online this week, showing the Apple co-founder speaking about his legacy and then fast moving nature of technology.
The video comes from the Silicon Valley Historical Association, who shared the video with EverySteveJobsVideo for use on its YouTube channel. According to EverySteveJobsVideo, this clip has never been seen before.
"All the work that I have done in my life will be obsolete by the time I'm 50," says Jobs in the video, noting that the Apple II had already become obsolete and that the Macintosh was on the verge of becoming obsolete too.
"This is not a field where one paints a painting that will be looked at for centuries," Jobs continues, referring to the fast moving nature of technology. "This is a field where one does ones work in and in ten years its obsolete, and really will not be usable within ten or twenty years."
Jobs compares his legacy to a layer of rock, stating that he has contributed to a "mountain" made up of hundreds of layers of rock that will get buried as more layers are added. He believed that, in the future, individual layers will be buried and it'll be difficult to see them all. Technology is constantly being built upon, aided by the innovations that help it advance, and, in 1994, Jobs viewed his legacy as a part of the growth of technology that may be overlooked in the future.
You can watch the video below:
[Via The Loop]