This moving video was created by Apple employees for Steve Jobs’ 30th birthday on February 24, 1985. The five-minute movie contains a slew of images of Steve that we’ve never seen before — as a baby; as a toddler on his bike; with friends and colleagues — and is a fitting testament to the way in which Apple workers viewed their great leader.
The video was created at a time when Apple’s biggest rival was IBM, and it contains a number of humorous scenes in which frustrated users are struggling with confusing user manuals and syntax errors on their IBM machines.
The clip was discovered by Harry McCracken of Technologizer, who was tipped off by some early Apple employees. McCracken says:
“The tribute must have been deeply moving for Steve and his colleagues at the time it was made. And if you can watch it today without getting at least very slightly emotional–particularly as you listen to Dylan’s lyrics–you’re reading the wrong blog.”
The clip is littered with images of Steve as a child, fooling around with Ella Fitzgerald, and even dressing up with powdered hair to look like Franklin D. Roosevelt, and it couldn’t have been discovered at a more appropriate time.