Tribute Speech to Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was like the Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and the Albert Einstein of our time. He not only innovated personal computing, but personal media and communication, iTunes which became one of the most popular music and video retailers and Pixar which was one of his side projects had become one of the greatest animation digital movie creators and software. But all that is a just part of the list of his legacy, because in the end he still left behind Apple which is world’s most valuable company, which is valued at $350 Billion Dollars. Without Steve Jobs great mind and hands in the technologic revolution we would have never had the opportunity to see technology the way we do today and how much of an impact he has made for our future to come. Many of you sitting down today have used some type of technology today whether it was using your cell phones to make a call, text, get on the internet, or simply just to look at the time, many others used a computer to prepare for today’s speech and have used some type of technology whether it was your desktop, laptop, or even tablet to obtain resources and information. None of these belongings would even be around if it was not for Steve Jobs making the first bold move to innovate the world and form it to how we know it today. (Change Slide)
Steve Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1995 in San Francisco, California. But he was put up for adoption by his biological parents Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali and adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, who were a lower middle class couple. Where Steve grew up was The Santa Clara County which was a neighborhood of engineers working on electronics and other gizmos in their garages on weekends. When Steve was 13 he met one of the most significant person that would impact his life and that person was Stephen Wozniak who was an electronics whiz kid. When Steve was 18 he had the dream of attending Reed College which was an expensive liberal arts college in Oregon, and since one of the conditions upon his adoptions was that he would go to college his parents found a way to get pay for it. But like every great successor of our technological world Jobs dropped out one semester into his College education and found he was more interested in eastern philosophy and fruitarian diets than in the classes he was taking. So he moved into a hippie community where his main activity was cultivating apples. After a couple months passed Steve returned to California to look for a job and was hired by the video game maker Atari. (Change Slide) The knowledge that Wozniak had gathered allowed him to build his own computer board, simply because he wanted a personal computer for himself. Jobs took interest, and he quickly understood that his friend's brilliant invention could be sold, so Jobs convinced Wozniak to start a company for the purpose of selling them and so the Apple Computer was born on April 1, 1976. (Change Slide) Apple introduced the Macintosh in 1984, when designing the model, Jobs apparently paid more attention to appearances than function. Lacking these features, the Macintosh did not sell well to businesses. (Change Slide) The failure of the Macintosh signaled the beginning of Job’s downfall at Apple Computer Company. In 1985 Jobs resigned from the company he had founded due to an argument between him and John Sculley former CEO of Apple, though he retained his title as chairman of its board of directors. It was not long before Steve Jobs resurfaced. (Change Slide) Soon after leaving Apple, he hired some of his former employees to begin a new computer company. The company was called NeXT, and Jobs invested $7 million of his own money to get it started. For three years, Jobs and his employees worked to produce the first NeXT computer, which was aimed at the educational market. Late in 1988, the NeXT computer was introduced at a large social event in San Francisco. Initial reactions were generally...
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