Watch Videos Along With Steve Jobs’ Biography At The Steve Jobs Archive
I am not sure whether The Steve Jobs Archive will facilitate a more active exploration into the life of Apple’s co-founder, or if it will give Cupertino’s hyperactive lawyer squad a catalog of videos to take down as well as a reason to do so. Regardless, the Steve Jobs archive is an example of how readers like Art Matsak, who started hunting for videos after reading Walter Isaacson’s Biography of Jobs, can affect the media landscape by reorganizing available tools.
The Steve Jobs Archive is currently down. We are not sure if this is due to legal reasons or, more likely, to overwhelming interest caused by exposure. You can still look at Google’s cache of the archive in text only mode to see that the videos are organized according to the 24 chapters of Isaacson’s book, so as you read each chapter you can watch along with videos that follow Steve Jobs’ life. The videos themselves still seem to be on YouTube. Hardly any of the videos appear to be officially uploaded by Apple or the videos’ other rights holders.
It’s possible that Apple will continue to leave the videos alone. They do create a lot of positive attention and interest in Apple, and based on a book that was largely positive about Steve Jobs’ contribution to the company. On the other hand, Steve Jobs is no longer with Apple and the videos contain messages Apple isn’t controlling.
There are over 250 videos at the Steve Jobs archive. Instead of adding to an inadvertent DOS attack, it might be best to check out the site in a day or two.
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