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Steve Jobs on copying

“Picasso had a saying. He said, good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

Steve Jobs.

The excerpt was taken from the 1996 three-part documentary Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires. All full versions of series is available for viewing right after the jump. We’ve also included a bonus documentary — Pirates of Silicon Valley.

Whether you’re a geek or a nerd, consider these documentaries absolute essential viewing. Please also take some time to read this: Rich Neighbor with Open Doors – Apple and Xerox PARC.

Triumph of the Nerds — Part 1

Triumph of the Nerds — Part 2

Triumph of the Nerds — Part 3

Bonus: Pirates of the Silicon Valley