Steve Jobs in His Own Words: A Video Retrospective

Last Updated Aug 25, 2011 10:21 AM EDT

Neither Steve Jobs nor Apple (AAPL) were ever known for being, shall we say, loquacious. Both were famous for sticking to tightly scripted and controlled statements. But the better known and more influential you are, the bigger a trail you leave in the world.

Here's a selection of videos giving Jobs, who just retired as Apple CEO, the last word. Some are reflections on the past, while others capture him in an important moment in time, like the launch of the Mac, his rallying speech when he returned to Apple, or introducing the first Apple retail store.

Next: Begin the gallery of Steve Jobs' Video Retrospective»

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