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Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was the co-founder and CEO of Apple. He also founded NeXT and was the majority shareholder of Pixar, both of which he was also CEO. Jobs is known as an icon of creativity and entrepreneurship. The prolific author Walter Isaacson released Jobs’ biography in October of 2011. Isaacson describes his major accomplishment as being a “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”

Jobs attended Reed College for a short period of time before dropping out in 1972. However, he continued to dabble with classes unofficially and came across a calligraphy course instructed by Robert Palladino. This course ended up being highly influential for Jobs as he attributed it to bringing multiple typefaces to the Mac.

Steve Jobs founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976. After a drawn out power struggle Jobs was pushed out of Apple in 1985. He then founded NeXT in 1985 and also funded the move of Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group to become its own corporation, which became Pixar in 1986. Just over a decade later in 1997, Jobs returned to Apple as they acquired NeXT. His return marked the beginning of a new era of success. He took over as CEO in July of 1997 and continued on until handing the position to Tim Cook on August 24, 2011 after increasing health problems. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011.

Isaacson describes his major accomplishment as being a “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”

Steve Jobs Stories March 30

Swatch will own the One More Thing trademark in the UK, despite the fact that it achieved its current fame through Steve Jobs’s use of it in Apple keynote presentations.

Apple failed to persuade a court to block the trademark application, even though the judge agreed that Swatch’s motivation was likely dubious …

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Steve Jobs Stories February 24

Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs on what would have been his 66th birthday

Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted in memory of company cofounder Steve Jobs. Today would have been Steve’s 66th birthday …

Steve Jobs Stories February 15

Hand-written job application by Steve Jobs up for auction

A job application hand-written by Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in 1973 has been put up for auction. Last time it sold, it went for over $175,000 …

Steve Jobs Stories February 11

The developer behind the iOS app We Read Too says that, for her, coding has really lived up to Steve Jobs’s vision of “being at the intersection of technology and liberal arts.”

Kaya Thomas was interviewed by Apple about her app highlighting children’s books by Black authors or featuring Black characters …

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Steve Jobs Stories January 19

Steve Jobs included in Trump statue plan that confuses everyone

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been included in a Trump statue plan revealed in a new executive order yesterday. Twitter users are variously amused and bemused by the plan to create a National Garden of American Heroes, featuring statues of almost 250 people …

Steve Jobs Stories November 2, 2020

As Sean Connery passes, fake letter to Steve Jobs recirculates

A fake letter to Steve Jobs, supposedly sent by the late Sean Connery back in the 1990s, is recirculating after the sad passing of the actor over the weekend …

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