Why Steve Jobs’ Playboy interview was his most revealing ever

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This was one of the most in-depth interviews of Jobs' career.
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Playboy magazine may be more closely associated with bunnies than with bytes, but back in February 1985 it was home to one of the most revealing interviews of Steve Jobs’ career.

To mark the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, we revisit one of the most in-depth interviews Jobs ever gave, which was conducted at a particularly tumultuous time in his career.

Playboy Finally Comes To The iPhone… Without Nudity?

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Apple has a strict “no porn allowed” policy on the App Store, but what if your softcore porn magazine is also known for its thoughtful writing, its incredible reviews and it’s award-winning journalism?

Simple. You launch your magazine in the App Store without any nudity at all. And that’s just what Playboy is doing.

11 Amazing Steve Jobs Put-Downs [Feature]

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Steve Jobs did plenty of great things in his time, but one thing would have surely shone through whatever path his life had taken: his cutting wit.

That Jobs was a perfectionist is undoubted. That he expected greatness of others is also clear. And — if you’ve read Walter Isaacson’s bio Steve Jobs —you’ll know that the great man was also something of a sociopath.

Add these traits together and you get some of the best, most barbed remarks ever uttered by a CEO in public.

Playboy Reveals All on iPad as Promised

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