Steve Jobs- Brilliant Engineer and Marketing Genius
Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtleneck who co-founded Apple Corporation in a Silicon Valley garage, built the world’s leading tech company and led a mobile computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the IPod, IPhone, and IPad. The hard driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. Born February 24, 1955, and then adopted, Jobs grew up in Cupertino, California- Which would become home to Apple’s headquarters, showing an early interest in electronics. As a teenager, he phoned the president of Hewlett-Packard, to request parts for a school project. Jobs received the parts requested and also got an offer for a summer job at Hewlett-Packard. After high school, Jobs had plans to attend college and after one semester he dropped out of Oregon’s Reed College, although he returned to audit a class in calligraphy, which he says influenced his vision of Apple. Later, Jobs had another job at Atari designing video games and left that to backpack across India and take psychedelic drugs. Jobs said that this also helped shape his creative vision. While at HP, Jobs befriended Steve Wozniak, who impressed him with his skill at assembling electronic components. When Jobs was 21, he teamed with Wozniak and two other men to launch Apple Computer Inc. It’s been a long Silicon Valley legend that Jobs and Wozniak built there first product known as the “Apple 1” in Job’s parents garage in 1976. Jobs sold his Volkswagen van to help finance the venture. The primitive computer, priced at $666.00, had no keyboard or display, and customers had to assemble it themselves. The following year, Apple unveiled the Apple II computer at the inaugural West Coast Computer Fair. The machine was a hit, and the personal computing revolution was underway. Jobs was among the first computer engineers to...
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