Nice mini-site from Alvy Ray Smith, one of the cofounders of Pixar, debunking a lot of the myths about Steve Jobs' involvement in the company.

TLDR; he was a very useful investor for them but the idea that his "vision" shaped the company is incorrect. Around the time Toy Story was poised to be a hit, he positioned himself to *look* like a visionary.

alvyray.com/Pixar/PixarHistory

@darius this is so fascinating! and for some reason I did not know that "Catmull" of Catmull-Rom spline fame was a co-founder of Pixar, that's wild?!

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@aparrish @darius just watched his name go by in the credits for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! from before the group branched off ILM. one of those University of Utah folks.

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