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Jan 29, 2010, 10:57 PM
 
Steve Jobs chats with Walt Mossberg about the iPad. Steve is really intimidating! Walt Mossberg seems to be afraid to ask any tough questions about the iPad.

I've never seen a video of Steve Jobs just having a conversation with someone. It's only been Jobs interviewing or presenting.

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http://m.wsj.net/video/20100128/0128...mossy_320k.mp4
     
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Jan 29, 2010, 11:15 PM
 
That video was just... weird. It's strange seeing Stevsie like that. I like how she calls him "el jobso".
     
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Jan 29, 2010, 11:22 PM
 
Thanks for a Flash-free link! And wow, yes Steve is wonderfully intimidating.. his self-confidence is almost tangible.

It's good to have Steve.
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Jan 29, 2010, 11:37 PM
 
I thought he came off cold and disinterested.... it was almost uncomfortable to watch.
     
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Jan 29, 2010, 11:42 PM
 
Jobs is a genius in front of hundreds of people.
He is a tyrant in front of a small number of people.

That's the way he is. That's what makes him successful.
Jobs is truly remarkable. Very few visionaries and geniuses are able to implement and capitalize on their creative genius. Jobs did it.

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Jan 29, 2010, 11:54 PM
 
Well, Apple is his baby, and he knows what he wants and won't stop until he gets it. I'd love to work for someone like that. After the ignorant ****s I worked for the in Navy for 20 years who don't know jack, working for Mr. Jobs would be nice.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 12:07 AM
 
Hitler is the new Haha guy.

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Jan 30, 2010, 12:12 AM
 
Interesting to see Steve in the wild like that. Even through video that is very close RDF exposure.

edit: I followed that video with the first 5 minutes of the iPad keynote and the contrast is fun to see.
( Last edited by Cold Warrior; Jan 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM. )
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 02:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Andy8 View Post

This seems to be a variant of the Hitler Buddy Rich video. Same video footage, I think...
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 02:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
This seems to be a variant of the Hitler Buddy Rich video. Same video footage, I think...
Uhm, yeah, there are dozens of the same video with different footage. It's become an epidemic.

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Jan 30, 2010, 03:39 AM
 
maybe jobs is just tired of a man asking boring questions about his not so awesome product.
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Jan 30, 2010, 03:53 AM
 
Nice find! Good toy. Not necessary.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 06:33 AM
 
Intimidating? He seemed a bit edgy and out of his comfort zone to me. Better on the big stage, where he is fantastic.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 08:43 AM
 
I think Jobs just didn't appreciate the annoying woman there... not to mention I think he was a bit on edge. I'm surprised he went out and talked with somebody, I'd have thought he'd be hanging back avoiding crowds. You can tell Steve cares a lot about the success of the iPad and I think Mossberg's bringing up Amazon as if they had something on Apple was a bit of a piss of... which really if you're Steve wouldn't that piss you off? I mean call me an apologist but I agree, just charge the damn thing! I mean the number of people who are going to use this first and foremost as an ebook reader is just a fraction of the eventual user base. For me, when I get one it'll be web browsing, photos, various apps, Pages, it's not gonna be to read books that often. Sure I'll probably actually read more as a result of owning this thing, especially if they port iBooks to the iPhone. But 10 hours is a really long time, and I think Walt was fixated on that and I'd have been annoyed too.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 10:48 AM
 
He looked really sketchy.

Never seen him like this. Weird.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 03:05 PM
 
The discussion between Jobs and Goatbeard about Amazon prices has come true: The Apple-Amazon Ebook War Begins: Amazon Deletes Macmillan Books - Amazon - Gizmodo
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 03:12 PM
 
BTW, saving and emailing Pages documents as Word files right on the iPad is a nice surprise. But I guess Apple understood emailing native Pages documents would be of limited use to most people.

Also, I expect a version of Word and Excel to run on the iPad. Microsoft won't leave money on the table like that.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 03:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by kmkkid View Post
He looked really sketchy.

Never seen him like this. Weird.
He acts like a cult leader who is uncomfortable with impromptu questioning. It's like when Scientology figures are approached out of nowhere by a reporter.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 03:57 PM
 
He just seems mildly annoyed and curt. I'm sure Apple has spend a great deal of time making the iPad do what it does and these questions/comparisons seem retarded. To him.

"To me... it seems like.. I mean... 10 hours... thats not a lot of time... compared to an... HP calculator..."

"Just recharge it, jacktard. Knock yourself out with the review. Type it up, export it and shove it up your ass. I don't care if you live another day. And get off my table. "

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Jan 30, 2010, 04:00 PM
 
At the same time, it is clear that SJ is a manager who is not caught up in the bullshit heavy business/marketing language and tactics so common among IT business manager types. He could have used all of this high brow sort of calculated, political sort of language, but instead he comes across as just a regular dude that you can just talk with without all of this pretense. Mossberg seemed a little more in his formal interview-mode mode than SJ.
     
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Jan 30, 2010, 10:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Jobs is a genius in front of hundreds of people.
He is a tyrant in front of a small number of people.

That's the way he is. That's what makes him successful.
Jobs is truly remarkable. Very few visionaries and geniuses are able to implement and capitalize on their creative genius. Jobs did it.

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Not with the iPad. Not by a mile.
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Jan 30, 2010, 10:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
He acts like a cult leader who is uncomfortable with impromptu questioning. It's like when Scientology figures are approached out of nowhere by a reporter.
Scary analogy. I see it though. I could see Tim leaving Apple over the iPad failure.
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Originally Posted by glideslope View Post
Not with the iPad. Not by a mile.
Let me guess: you were one of the visionaries that predicted the iPod would fail ?

Steve's track record so far speaks FOR him. To announce that he failed this time is very bold.
I don't know you, but I doubt anything in your background would impress me enough to seriously think that you have the authority to back up such a claim.

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Jan 30, 2010, 11:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by pooka View Post

"To me... it seems like.. I mean... 10 hours... thats not a lot of time... compared to an... HP calculator..."

"Just recharge it, jacktard. Knock yourself out with the review. Type it up, export it and shove it up your ass. I don't care if you live another day. And get off my table. "
     
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Jan 31, 2010, 02:36 AM
 
I agree that was painful, but mostly because of the awkward, can't-stop-interrupting-each-other conversation between Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, not anything to do with Steve Jobs. And i do not ever need to see Walt that up close and personal ever again. Take a step or two back, Kara. Yeesh.

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Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
He acts like a cult leader who is uncomfortable with impromptu questioning. It's like when Scientology figures are approached out of nowhere by a reporter.
You're nuts. Jobs handles interviews very well. The guy is now sick, probably exhausted by the demo prep work, and having a conversation in a loud and crowded room. There's nothing odd about Steve's behaviour here.
     
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Feb 1, 2010, 02:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Uhm, yeah, there are dozens of the same video with different footage. It's become an epidemic.

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Yeah, it was funny 2 years ago. Now it's just like "really?".
     
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Originally Posted by Brien View Post
Yeah, it was funny 2 years ago. Now it's just like "really?".
It's pretty much impossible to keep on top of internet video content trends unless you watch a lot of them and really follow this, I've pretty much given up on this and find myself surprised by what is new to me but old to others.

I know I'm not the only one, I know several people that missed out on some videos and things that I figured everybody knew about: All your Base, Star Wars Kid, fail, icanhazcheezburger talk, etc.
     
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Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
You're nuts. Jobs handles interviews very well. <snip> There's nothing odd about Steve's behaviour here.
I agree. He's just like any salesman talking up his product.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
It's pretty much impossible to keep on top of internet video content trends unless you watch a lot of them and really follow this, I've pretty much given up on this and find myself surprised by what is new to me but old to others.
That's no problem. We're here to edumacate you

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