Sunday, October 9, 2011

Steve Jobs

Jobs, the adopted son of a family in California, was born on Feb. 24, 1955. A college dropout, he established his reputation early on as a tech innovator when, at 21 years old, he and friend Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer Inc. in the Jobs family garage in 1976. 

Mr. Jobs chose the name, in part, because he was a Beatles fan and admired the group's Apple records label, according to the book "Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders" by Wall Street Journal reporter Jim Carlton. Read more:

Steve Jobs, of course, had a big impact on the world of technology. But as fans mourn his death, he's also being remembered for how he changed the world of design. 
From candy-colored iMacs to seemingly magical covers for the iPad 2, Apple products are something you want to look at and play with. Even the packaging plays to your senses. How Steve Jobs Changed The World Of Design - NPR

While Steve Jobs' name is practically synonymous with Apple, there's another company that bears his unmistakable mark. It also revolutionized an industry, is known for polished, exceptional products that meld technology and art, and is incredibly successful. That company is Pixar. Steve Jobs Helped Revolutionize Animated Movies - NPR

He was a key figure in changing the way people used the Internet and how they listened to music, watched TV shows and movies, and read books, disrupting industries in the process.

"Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started," Disney CEO Robert

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