Steve Jobs Essay

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Steve Jobs was born on February 25, 1955. He was soon adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, CA. Steve wasn't happy at school in Mountain View so the family moved to Palo Alto, CA. Steve attended Homestead High School. His electronics teacher recalled that he was "something of a loner" and "always had a different way of looking at things". [] After school, Steve attended lectures at Hewlett Packard Electronics firm in Palo Alto, CA. There he was hired as a summer employee. Another employee at Hewlett-Packard was Steven Wozniak, a recent drop-out from the University of California, Berkeley. "Woz" was an engineering whiz with a passion for inventing electric gadgets. He worked on perfecting an …show more content…
Jobs innovation of the gladiator was not incidental here. Throughout the development of the Mac, it has come up in projects in all it's glory. Apple exiled Steve for his work on the Mac saying "it was hurting the Apple platform, not helping it". [Slater, 1987, page 319]. Steve sold over $20 million in Apple shares. He spent days along the beach, went to Europe. One day inspiration came to Steve. He wanted a company to call his own. He left Apple for good and founded NeXTStep with five key Apple employees. Jobs' new ideas weren't in the hardware industry but in the software industry. He developed NeXTOS ™ and in mid 1989 NeXT came out with a $7,000 monochrome system. It had no floppy, virtually no useful software, and a slow magneto-optical disk. In the end only 50,000 NeXTStep machines were ever built. Jobs and a new member to NeXT, Peter Van Cuylenburg, age 44, planned on releasing NeXTStep to run on the mainstream as an operating system in the fall of 1993. Jobs has been criticized as one of America's roughest, toughest, most intimidating bosses. Ever since Steve founded Apple computer when he was 21, the meditating computer mogul was known as the terrible infant of Silicon Valley. Steve Jobs helped out Apple as an adviser for a few years when he was working in Pixar, a computer animation company based in California. Pixar made such