STEVE JOBS BIOGRAPHY
Stephen Paul Jobs is an American inventor and entrepreneur. One of the founders of Apple and Pixar. He went down in history as a person who revolutionized mobile gadgets.
Steve was born in 1955 in San Francisco. His parents are unregistered Syrian Abdulfattah (John) Dzhandali, a professor of political science, and German Joan Schible, who met at the University of Wisconsin. Relatives of Joan were against this union and threatened to deprive the girl of inheritance, so she decided to give the child up for adoption.
The boy got into the family of Paul and Clara Jobs from the California town of Mountain View, who named the newborn Stephen Paul Jobs. The adoptive mother worked in an accounting firm, and his father worked as a mechanic in a company that produced laser systems. When Steve was in 7th grade, due to the increased criminogenic situation in the new district, his adoptive parents were forced to buy a house in the more prosperous Los Altos with last resort. There was only enough money for a modest three-bedroom one-story house on Krist Drive Street. Now the building in which Steve assembled the first mac is part of popular tourist routes, and the city itself has become part of Silicon Valley, the most progressive region in the world.
At school, Steve was a restless bully, but thanks to the efforts of the teacher Mrs. Hill, little Jobs began to demonstrate amazing performance in school. So, from the fourth grade, he immediately went to the sixth grade of Crittenden High School.
In high school, Steve became interested in electronics and made friends with Bill Fernandez, the kid who shared his interests. According to Bill, he found a common language with Steve, because he was “a jerk, socially unadapted, smart.” In the future, Bill became the first Apple employee along with Jobs and Wozniak. In his youth, Steve spent a lot of time in Bill’s house, which his mother arranged in the style of Japanese minimalism. According to Fernandez, it was the design of his house that inspired Jobs’s love for minimalism.
At age 13, Jobs called Hewlett-Packard President William Hewlett home. The boy was assembling an electrical appliance, and he needed some details. Hewlett talked with the boy for 20 minutes, agreed to send everything he needed and offered to work in his company in the summer. Steve attended extracurricular lectures at the HP affiliate for a long time.
Steve was 20 years old when Wozniak showed him a computer of his own production and convinced a friend to make computers for sale. It all started with the production of printed circuits, but as a result, young people came to the assembly of computers.
In 1976, engineer Bill Fernandez (he left the company after 18 months, considering it unpromising) and the draftsman Ronald Wayne were involved in the case. April 1, friends founded Apple Computer Co. For start-up capital, Jobs sold his minibus, and Wozniak sold a programmable calculator. In total, it turned out 1300 dollars.
A little later, the first order was received from a local electronics store. Two Steve convinced the owner that their computer knew no equal: he knew how to display data at the same time as they were entered, it was also assumed that he would deliver it fully assembled, ready to go. Wozniak’s technical genius and Jobs’s oratory ability convinced the store owner to order 50 computers.
A month later, in July 1976, the store received the first batch of computers called Apple I, each of which cost $ 666.66.
The first mass computer in the world from IBM appeared in the same year when Wozniak completed work on Apple II, so Jobs ordered the start of an advertising campaign and the creation of a beautiful package with a logo to outperform the competition. New Apple computers scattered around the world with a circulation of 5 million copies. As a result, already in 25 years, Steve Jobs became a millionaire.
THE REVOLUTION IN THE WORLD OF GADGETS
In 2001, Steve introduced the first Apple player called the iPod. Later, the sale of this product brought the company the main income, as the MP3 player became the fastest and most capacious player of that time.
The first iPod had, firstly, a touch scroll wheel, which at that time was an extraordinary innovation, and secondly, the player came with a memory capacity of 5 or 10 gigabytes. The slogan of the new product was: “A thousand songs in your pocket!”.
Since then, the iPod has been released every year, and with each generation, the amount of memory has increased. In 2004, the player got a color screen, and in 2005 he got the opportunity to play video. In 2006, the new iPod Classic line was released, featuring a particularly large amount of memory – 160 gigabytes of music, photos and videos could be loaded into the most capacious iPod. Not every personal computer could boast of such a hard disk capacity. In parallel with 2004, Apple launched the iPod Mini (later transformed into iPod Nano) and the ultra-portable iPod Shuffle, which lost the screen. In 2007, an iPhone touchscreen mobile phone was launched. This was far from the first touch screen phone. For example, Ericsson launched his first sensor phone in 2000, long before the merger with Sony. In 2004, Philips launched the 550 with a stylus-responsive screen. Three years before the first iPhone, Nokia, at that time a flagship in the mobile device market, introduced the 7710 touchscreen based on the Symbian OS.
STEVE JOBS’S PERSONAL LIFE
Steve Jobs called Chris Ann Brennan his first love. He met a hippie girl in 1972, having escaped together from his parents. Together they studied Zen Buddhism, took LSD and hitchhiked.
In 1978, Chris gave birth to a daughter, Lisa, but Stephen stubbornly denied his paternity. A year later, a genetic test proved the relationship between Jobs and his daughter, which obliged him to pay child support. The inventor rented a house for Chris and Lisa in Palo Alto and paid for the girl’s studies, but Steve began to communicate with her only after years.
In August 2004, Stephen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease that is difficult to treat. Typically, a tumor in this place is considered inoperable, but Jobs, if you can use the word for cancer, was lucky – he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor that grows much slower and is better treatable, and this occurs in one out of 20 cases.