Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011 Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011 A history of vision
Birth. 1955: Steve is born in San Francisco on February 24th and adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California.
Atari. 1974: He takes a job at videogame company Atari but leaves after a few months to travel to India.
Building the future. Steve and his friend Steve Wozniack build a prototype computer in Jobs' garage. They call it the Apple I.
Building an empire. 1976: Together with Ronald Wayne the two Steves found Apple Computers to sell their new inventions.
Putting the personal into computing. 1977. Apple launch the Apple II. It is the first mass market personal computer and will continue to be manufactured for the next 16 years.
Always one in every barrel. 1980. The all new Apple III is a failure. It was poorly constructed and damaged the Apple brand name.
Or maybe even two? 1983. The Apple Lisa is the first computer to be controlled by on screen icons that are clicked by a button! It is a commericial failure.
When it rains get a mac. 1984. The Mackintosh is launched to rave reviews but does little to help the company's sales.
Goodbye to all that. 1985. Apple closes half of its factories and 1200 people are made redundant. John Sculley forces Steve Jobs out of the company.
A new hope. 1986. Steve buys the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm.
The next step. 1988. Jobs founds NeXT Computing but its sales are poor with only 50,000 units being sold.
To infinity and ...... 1995. Pixar release Toy Story, the full feature length movie to be entirely created by computers. It is a worldwide success.
Back to the core. 1996. Apple buy NeXT Computing and Jobs is back where he started.
The shape of things to come. 1998. Apple launch the iMac and it restores the company fortunes.
A space odyssey. 2001. The first iPod is launched and the way the world listens to music changes forever.
Build it and they will come. 2003. The iTunes music store opens it's virtual doors and the way we buy music changes forever.
Sent from my...... 2007. The iPhone is launched and the world is flabbergasted yet again!
Hello! 2010. The iPad changes the face of personal computing again.
Goodbye. 2011. Steve Jobs dies at home surrounded by his family. He had suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer for some time.