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Mike Slade on Apple, NeXT, Microsoft, and Starwave History

Brian McCullough (via Ole Begemann):

Mike Slade is back to tell stories from the period 1998 through 2004, when he was Special Assistant to Steve Jobs. Background details on the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone and more!

This is a great interview that covers lots of ground from Steve Jobs’s return to Apple through bringing the iPod to Windows. There’s also another interview from last year that covers earlier stories from Slade:

I originally wanted to talk to Mike Slade about Starwave, the innovative company that launched some major names onto the web, including ESPN.com, ABCNews.com, MrShowbiz.com, and after an eventual sale to Disney, put together the pieces that eventually became the Go.com portal play. But Mike is one of those guys who has had such a varied and interesting career, I couldn’t help but go into other eras of his career. The dude worked at Microsoft in the early 1980s. He worked at NeXT in the early 90s. And from 1998 through 2004 he was Special Assistant to Steve Jobs as he saved Apple as a company, launched the iPod and kicked into motion the modern gadget era.

Previously: the recent interviews with Scott Forstall and Tony Fadell about the iPhone’s creation.

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