There have been a countlessarticles and even books about how you might channel Steve Jobs trademark style for presentations, but you’d have a hard time finding videos of all of those talks in one spot.
Enter Stevenote.tv. It’s a labor of love from web designer Fabio Fiss, who thought it would be a fitting tribute to the late Apple co-founder to gather all of his public appearances by topic in one place.
Many thanks to one of my other early inspirations (and now a friend), Gary Wolf of Wired and Quantified Self, for Tweeting it earlier tonight. Just astounding how much clarity Steve already had about what could and needed to be fixed in the tech industry. All of it and more has now come true. Though iCloud is only starting to match what Steve had with networked storage way back then.
Apple has posted the full video of Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC yesterday. It’s worth watching for a few highlights.
Look out for the iPhone 4 announcement at around 30 min (“Stop me if you’ve already seen this…”), about the retina display (“Once you’ve used a retina, you’ll never go back”) at around 38 minutes and enjoy Jobs coping with a wi-fi glitch at around 40 minutes. We also enjoyed the Guitar Hero demo and the video chat with Jonathan Ive.
What was your favorite moment of the hour-long state of the Apple nation?
UPDATE: Microsoft denied Ballmer would be present with a pithy tweet. Darn.
There may be a few surprises at the upcoming June 7 WWDC keynote after all.
Barron’s reports that a sliver of that day’s agenda (exactly seven minutes) has been allotted to a Microsoft presentation. Speculation is that the microphone would be handed over to none other than that bouncy preacher with the overactive sweat glands himself, Steve Ballmer. He just may be giving that signature rallying cry of “Developers! Developers! Developers!” to a Mac audience:
Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with tiny Global Equities Research, contends that 7 minutes of the June 7 keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been blocked off for a presentation by Microsoft (MSFT) to talk about Visual Studio 2010, the company’s suite of development tools. Chowdhry says the new version of VS will allow developers to write native applications for the iPhone, iPad and Mac OS. And here’s the kicker: he thinks Microsoft’s presentation could be given by none other than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Using VS would allow PC folks to make apps without having to switch over to a Mac and employ Xcode, reasonable enough, but the disparity in speaking styles (and clothing styles) make Ballmer’s air time at the Apple event a little hard to imagine.
If the spectacle is anything like the fake video above of his incursion at MacWorld, sign me up.
This fierce edit of Steve Jobs’ April keynote by Neil Curtis — father of the 180-sec keynote is, like, um great. (Curtis reminds us that, uh, it’s all in good fun).
Very reassuring for anyone who has, like, uh, spoken in public, or, you know, heh, been interviewed for radio, or, um, so, done a podcast, and um been horrified at all the excess, uh, verbiage? and weird intonations? and half sentences (“We nailed?”) that, so, now, inevitably, you know, clutter up the way you, uh, talk.
Steve Jobs doesn’t follow a presentation template but as outlined in my new book, Amazon ($10.00), he does consistently follow the same principles that have turned Apple product launches into an art form. The iPad announcement on Wednesday, January 27th was no exception: classic Steve Jobs.
This is my last chance to say something before the great and terrible Steve holds his tablet aloft (and even then, rumormongers might have beaten him to the punch), so let me give you a bit of a long view perspective, something usually left out when we’re discussing whether we’ll see a 10 or 11’ LCD panel on the device.
You see, I’ve been thinking a lot about Apple and its insane run of success over the last nine years. Consider this: in 2001, Apple’s revenue was about $6.5 billion. In 2009, that revenue was $42.3 billion. Essentially, the company grew by more than 550 percent in eight years. How exactly is that possible? Was it the great products? Partly. Great leadership? Sure. Killer marketing? No question. But more than all of those combined, the secret to Apple’s success was that it defined and followed the right strategy and the right era. Steve Jobs is king of the world right now because he hit on the idea for the Digital Hub.