By the mid-1990s Jobs was finding some pleasure in his new family life and his astonishing triumph in the movie business,
but he despaired about the personal computer industry.
"Innovation has virtually ceased," he told Gary Wolf of Wired at the end of 1995.
"Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages."
He was also gloomy in an interview with Tony Perkins and the editors of Red Herring.
First, he displayed the "Bad Steve" side of his personality.
Soon after Perkins and his colleagues arrived, Jobs slipped out the back door "for a walk," and he didn't return for forty-five minutes.
When the magazine's photographer began taking pictures, he snapped at her sarcastically and made her stop.
Perkins later noted, "Manipulation, selfishness, or downright rudeness, we couldn't figure out the motivation behind his madness."
When he finally settled down for the interview, he said that even the advent of the web would do little to stop Microsoft's domination.
"Windows has won," he said. "It beat the Mac, unfortunately, it beat UNIX, it beat OS/2. An inferior product won."