Steve Jobs • A great American businessman and a revolution • (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)
Apple co-founder and engineered one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers Creator of apple’s Imac, Ipad, Iphone, Ipod, etc. Accomplishment
>1972: Jobs enrolls at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but drops out after a semester. Steve Jobs >1980 – Apple goes public, raising $110 million in one of the biggest initial public offerings to date. >1979: Jobs visits Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, and is inspired by a computer with a graphical user interface. >1986: Jobs starts Next Inc., a new computer company making high-end machines for universities. He also buys Pixar from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for $10 million. >1996: Apple announces plans to buy Next for $430 million for the operating system Jobs' team developed.
2001: The first iPod goes on sale, as do computers with OS X, the modern Mac operating system based on Next software. Apple also releases iTunes software. OS X- a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.
>iMac- In '98, Apple introduced the iMac, a Macintosh computer with translucent neon colored casings, rounded corners, and a community of Apple lovers (I'm pretty sure that came standard with it, same as the old Saturn cars). The iMac also marked the beginning of a new golden age at Apple. iPod - A tablet computer--brilliant! Smaller and less useful than a laptop (or "notebook"), yet more useful for some functions than a Smartphone, a lot of people bet against the iPod success. Those people were way wrong.
APPLE PRODUCT. Mac Mini, consumer sub-desktop computer and server introduced in 2005. iMac, consumer all-in-one desktop computer introduced in 1998. Mac Pro, workstation-class desktop computer introduced in 2006, replacing the Power Macintosh. Mac Book Pro, professional notebook introduced in 2006, replacing the PowerBook. Mac Book Air, ultra-thin, ultra-portable notebook introduced in 2008.
Jobs wasn't just a savvy businessman, he was a visionary who made it his mission to humanize personal computing, rewriting the rules of user experience design, hardware design and software design. His actions reverberated across industry lines
My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me” Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”