Last night at D10, in a special joint appearance, Ed Catmull and Larry Ellison sat down with Walt Mossberg on stage to discuss their memories of Steve Jobs. Catmull, the President of Pixar, discussed his memories of Jobs and Jobs’s passion for combining technology with animation. Ellison, cofounder and CEO of Oracle, discussed his business dealings with jobs and their friendship which began with them being neighbors. Ellison describes first meeting Jobs when his peacock wondered into Ellison’s yard early one morning. When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, Ellison joined the Apple board. Although he left the board in 2002, Ellison and Jobs remained close friends. Few people knew Jobs longer than Catmull and Ellison – and Mossberg for that matter. A full video is not yet available of the event, but you can watch the highlights HERE. Once the full video is available, I will post a link.
Before Mossberg, Catmull and Ellison took the stage, a tribute video was played recalling the appearances of Steve Jobs at the past All Things Digital Conferences. Steve appeared at the conference in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 (he was on stage twice, his second appearance was with Bill gates), and 2010. After the video was played, Mossberg announced that full videos of these appearances have been posted to iTunes and are available for free. Having watched all of them before, I can attest they are both informative and entertaining.
UPDATE: The full video is now available HERE.