#orson welles

Amongst all the nostalgia about Steve Jobs over the weekend, I re-read this piece by Jeff Goodell published shortly after Jobs’ passing, looking back at earlier interviews. The best bit, from a visit to NeXT in 1994:

As I listened to him, I once again thought of Orson Welles – a great genius who did his best work at 25 and ended up doing TV game shows and commercials for crappy wine. When I asked Jobs how he felt about the comparison, he had the wit to make light of it. “I’m very flattered by that, actually,” he said. “I wonder what game show I’m going to be on.”