Steve Jobs’ personal contribution to the obsession with Apple products
By ZHE JI
Steve Jobs was a pioneer in our contemporary digital industry. He had great talent which had been shown during his high school period. His participating foundation of Apple Inc. was the origin of this digital legend, and his returning to Apple Inc. was also a turning point of Apple. Steve Jobs had a great significance to the Apple which not only reflected in the improvement competitiveness of Apple company, but also embodied in the endless satisfactory Apple products. Steve Jobs' personal profile is extraordinary. After Steve Jobs was adopted by his foster parents, he became interested in and developed a hobby of technical tinkering under his father's influence. At Homestead High School, Steve Jobs became friends with Bill Fernandez, a neighbor who shared the same interests in electronics. Then he knew Steve Wozniak, a computer and electronics whiz kid, who was also known as "Woz". They made the Blue Box together.Following high school graduation in 1972, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Because of the expensive school fee and little knowledge learned from school, Jobs dropped out of college after six months and spent the next 18 months dropping in on creative classes, including a course on calligraphy. In one speech, Jobs said: "If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts." In 1976, Jobs and Wozniak bacame the primary co-founders of the Apple company in the garage of Jobs's parents to sell Wozniak single-handedly invented Apple I computer, which was the origin of Apple company. After that, as the first commercial personal computer company in the world, Apple company made rapid advances until the recession aousing in 1984, when Jobs lsft Apple. With the continued downturn of Apple and the personal success, Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 and became the...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document