Steve Jobs may have had newsmen eating out of his hand when presenting iconic Apple products in later life — but he was not always so smooth a media performer, as some old TV footage shows.
Preparing for a 1978 interview, the young Jobs admits he is so nervous he wants to be sick, and is amazed people can see him live on camera — something his iPad will help make an everyday experience three decades later.
“Look at that. Look, I’m on television. Hey,” he says, seeing himself in a monitor as studio assistants prepare him for the live appearance, inserting an earpiece so he can hear the interviewer.
“Isn’t that amazing?” someone asks, to which the bearded Jobs, dressed in distinctly 70s style, enthuses, “Yeah it is.” Told that he was live on screen in New York too, he asks incredulously: “Am I really, are you serious?”
Jobs, who died last Wednesday at 56, became famous in recent years for his presentations of iPods, iPhones and the iPad to rapt audiences at Apple’s California headquarters.
His iconic products, combined with the Internet, have made talking live and on camera commonplace for millions of ordinary people in their everyday lives.
But back then Jobs was having problems just keeping his nerves under control for the interview, according to the footage re-run on CNN in the wake of his death from cancer.
After flustering about whether he can get up and walk about once wired-up for the interview, and before he goes on live, he first asks for a glass of water — and then decides he needs some relief.
“You need to tell me where the restroom is too, ‘cause I’m definitely ill actually, and ready to throw up at any moment,” he says.
1. bearded adj.
留著鬍子的 (liu2 zhe5 hu2 zi5 de5)
例: All of the men inside the temple were bearded and wearing long black robes.
2. commonplace adj.
司空見慣的 (si1 kong1 jian4 guan4 de5)
例: Cars are so commonplace now that hardly anyone rides horses anymore.
3. throw up v. phr.
嘔吐 (ou3 tu4)
例: Marina got food poisoning and was in the restroom throwing up all night.
疫情之下國旅興盛，近幾年露營（camping）更是成為不少人休閒娛樂的首選。而露營的設備、器具和方式也越來越多元，不同形式都有各自的擁護者。本次就讓我們來學習露營度假相關的英文吧！ Go camping camp (n)「營」可用在許多地方，例如summer camp「夏令營」、boot camp「戰鬥營」、甚至concentration camp「集中營」也是用這個字；而Camp David「大衛營」則是美國總統度假的地方。此外，camp也可當動詞「紮營」，camping當名詞是「露營」，紮營的地點「營地」則是campsite。 Fans of the world-renowned rock band, Crazy Noise, camped out the night before the band’s first concert in Europe. （世界知名搖滾樂團Crazy Noise的歌迷，在樂團首場歐洲演唱會的前一晚，就在外紮營徹夜等待。） Rebecca and I met at a summer camp in Florida when we were 12 years old. （十二歲那年，我和瑞貝卡在佛羅里達州的夏令營首次相遇。） 露營重要須知 若想在國家公園內露營，需要事先登記或申請許可證（permit），也因為在野外過夜，要準備充足的裝備與食物，重要配備像是帳篷、手電筒、睡袋…等，或者有些營地也有提供camping gear「露營裝備」的租借服務，gear是「設備」的意思，與equipment同義；此外，腳踏車或汽車的變速段數也可用gear來形容。 The demonstration video on the company’s Web site shows customers how to use bicycle gears properly. （公司網頁的示範影片展示如何正確使用腳踏車的變速設備。） Smith & Smith Outdoors offers a collection of rental camping gear such as tents, trekking poles, sleeping bags and so on. （史密斯戶外用品店提供一系列的露營用具租借，例如帳篷、登山杖、睡袋…等。） 手電筒的美式英文是flashlight，這個字同時也可解釋為「（手機或相機中的）閃光燈」。要注意「手電筒」在英式英文裡是torch (n)，在美式英文中torch則是「火把」的意思，因此奧運開幕式的火炬就稱為Olympic Torch。 It’s important to include a battery-powered flashlight, bottled water, and non-perishable food in the emergency survival kit. （在緊急救難袋中放置一個電池供電的手電筒，瓶裝水和不容易腐壞的食物是很重要的。） 搭帳篷（pitch a tent）也是露營的重要過程，pitch可當動詞或名詞，而且有多重字義，pitch在這裡是「搭」，也就是put up的意思。此外pitch也可解釋為「投擲」，如投手就是pitcher，而在多益測驗中，pitch常用作名詞使用，例如sales pitch「銷售宣傳、口號」。 You need
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