Born 1955 Los Altos CA; Evangelic bad boy who, with Steve Wozniak, co-founded
Apple Computer Corporation and became a multimillionaire before the age of 30.
Subsequently started the NeXT Corporation to provide an educational system at a reasonable price, but found that software was a better seller than hardware.
Steven Paul, was an orphan adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View,
California in February 1955. Jobs was not happy at school in Mountain View so the family moved to Los Altos, California, where Steven attended Homestead High
School. His electronics teacher at Homestead High, Hohn McCollum, recalled he was "something of a loner" and "always had a different way of looking at things." Going to work for Atari after leaving Reed College, Jobs renewed his friendship with Steve Wozniak. The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone
"blue box", getting much of their impetus from the Homebrew Computer Club.
Beginning work in the Job's family garage they managed to make their first
"killing" when the Byte Shop in Mountain View bought their first fifty fully assembled computers. On this basis the Apple Corporation was founded, the name based on Job's favorite fruit and the logo.
Steve Jobs innovative idea of a personal computer led him into revolutionizing the computer hardware and software industry. When Jobs was twenty one, he and a friend, Wozniak, built a personal computer called the Apple. The Apple changed people's idea of a computer from a gigantic and inscrutable mass of vacuum tubes only used by big business and the government to a small box used by ordinary people. No company has done more to democratize the computer and make it user- friendly than Apple Computer Inc. Jobs software development for the Macintosh re-introduced windows interface and mouse technology which set a standard for all applications interface in software.
Two years after building the Apple I, Jobs introduced the Apple II. The Apple II was the best