Playboy: Steve Jobs Interview aus dem Jahr 1985 Der hat tief in seinen Archiven gegraben und ein Interview mit Steve Jobs aus dem Jahr 1985, kurz vor Jobs Feuerung, neu veröffentlicht.

Aus den zahlreichen, visionären Ansichten von Jobs sticht ein Thema wohl hervor: Das Potential des .

PLAYBOY: Those are arguments for computers in business and in schools, but what about the home?

JOBS: So far, that's more of a conceptual market than a real market. The primary reasons to buy a computer for your home now are that you want to do some business work at home or you want to run educational software for yourself or your children. If you can't justify buying a computer for one of those two reasons, the only other possible reason is that you just want to be computer literate. You know there's something going on, you don't exactly know what it is, so you want to learn. This will change: Computers will be essential in most homes.

PLAYBOY: What will change?

JOBS: The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people—as remarkable as the telephone.

Wenn man bedenkt, dass das Internet erst durch das 1993 entwickelte WWW richtig populär wurde, zeigt dieses , dass der Welt schon in den 80er-Jahren um 10 Jahre voraus war.