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Steve Jobs: Computers are the Bicycles of the Mind

Fascinating raw footage from a 1990 interview with Steve Jobs. Please don’t miss the profound and quite funny first three minutes and a half (the rest is a more usual tech interview).

Watch An Interview With Steve Jobs on PBS. See more from NOVA.

Money quote:
(When talking about how, in an old Scientific American article, the condor came up as the species with most efficient locomotion, way ahead of us humans…except when we ride a bicycle)

“…It made a really big impression on me that we humans are toolbuilders, and that we can fashion tools that amplify these inherent abilities that we have to spectacular magnitudes. For me, a computer has always been a bicycle of the mind, something that takes us far beyond our inherent abilities. And I think we are just at the early stages of this tool…”

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