Recode founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg reminisce on hosting Jobs at the D conference.
Steve Jobs didn’t do many onstage interviews while he was leading Apple’s comeback.
An exception was his regular presence at the D: All Things Digital conference, created and produced by Recode co-founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.
That’s where Jobs made many of his most memorable public appearances, starting with the first D Conference in 2003 — where he predicted the coming dominance of the smartphone — through his last D interview in 2010. It was also the stage where Jobs and his longtime rival Bill Gates spent an hour in 2007 reminiscing about the early days of computer history.
On the fifth anniversary of Jobs’s death, we’ve compiled some of his D Conference highlights into the video above. (I also used the opportunity to ask Swisher and Mossberg about what it was like to host Jobs at their conference. As you might guess, he was a unique participant.)
You can watch the full Steve Jobs D Conference sessions as free video podcast downloads from Apple’s iTunes Store.