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Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview Heads for Theaters

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Steve Jobs ripped Microsoft a new one back in 1995, when former Apple employee Robert Cringely interviewed his old boss for a PBS special. Fewer than 10 minutes of that crucial videotaped conversation made it into Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, but the rest — believed to be lost in shipping — is now heading for movie theaters Nov. 16 and 17.

Billed as Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, the 70-minute feature repurposes a copy of the full interview, which Triumph of the Nerds director Paul Sen discovered in his London garage last month when he went searching for the tape after Jobs’ death.

“The tape is PAL-VHS, dubbed on professional equipment from a D1 master, but VHS is still VHS, which is to say crappy,” Cringely said on his blog in a post about the discovery. “Yet video technology has come a long way since 1995, so we’ve been throwing resolution-enhancement voodoo at that tape.”

 

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