The back of Jim Goldman's head
interviews Steve Jobs for CNBC
Have you ever wondered how you get a job in network news? If not, you will after watching seven minutes of Jim Goldman interviewing Steve Jobs after yesterday's Apple Event.The CNBC reporter seemed to spend as least as much time talking as Steve Jobs did. The questions he did ask were more or less pretty
lametame, with the exception of getting Jobs to comment on his health, though this was not part of the interview.
"I'm doing fine, really," he said. I asked him about the rampant speculation and rumors on the blogosphere about the issue, and whether he was surprised by it. Where did he think it all came from, I asked. He picked up his briefcase and told me it was from "hedge funds with a big short position in Apple."
Snap! That comment was not meant to be taken seriously, according to Goldman. On tape, not much happens. The reason there were no Macs at the event was because it was about music. "The invite we sent out said, "Let's Rock!" said Jobs. A pointed follow-up question about a Mac event would have been nice, but it was not to be. Goldman did manage to ask about the iPhone 3G software issues. Jobs responded by saying the issues are a problem for "a few percent of customers," but that the software update due on Friday "fixes a ton of bugs."
Jobs also said most people "are just lovin' the iPhone 3G," and that Apple "is selling a lot of them." How many? That question wasn't asked. Goldman did ask about Mac sales, and Jobs answered that he believes "we've reached a tipping point," and that Mac momentum in the home is being translated to the office. Goldman also asks Jobs about the Microsoft ad. "I'm not the right person to judge that," he replied, then they both started laughing, and that's about the best thing in the interview.Posted on