AllThingsD has made available all the interviews with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that have taken place at the D10 Conference since 2003 to 2010. The co-founder made six appearances at the conference to sit down with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg and discuss many controversies, or how products should be built, and there was even one time he sat down with Microsoft’s Bill Gates for a lengthy interview— what a memory. These really are awesome video pieces, and you can check them out free on iTunes. Last night, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook followed Jobs’ footsteps and sat down for his first interview with Swisher and Mossberg as chief. Check out the videos and our live blog.
Furthermore, Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison talked about his first time meeting Jobs during a reflection on the late CEO that took place on-stage with Mossberg and Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar, at the conference this evening. As explained by Ellison, the two met when he went over to Jobs’ house to complain about the peacock that his girlfriend just gave him for his birthday. Ellison thought it was noisy and emphasized that he was a programmer and did not like to be awakened early. Jobs responded with something like:”You don’t like it either?”
Speaking about people trying to be like Jobs, Catmull said, “[If you’re trying to mimic] Steve clothes, superficial things, then that’s the wrong thing. Steve wore the same thing every day because he didn’t want to think about what he was wearing” (via TechCrunch). The panel went on to discuss how Jobs did not have a focus on money, but rather the influential co-founder focus on making great products at Apple. Catmull said that Apple’s astonishingly huge market cap was not on Jobs’ goal list. From the gist of it, the panel really tried to emphasize how Jobs was passionate at the core and believed in his team at Apple. That is something I do not think you can just mimic.