Steve Jobs

Wes Hines FYSE 1060

Steven Paul Jobs • Born in 1955 in Green Bay. Wisconsin • Adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs to live in Santa Clara. California . California • Graduated high school in Cupertino.

and Physics • After one semester. Jobs dropped out of school. but still attended some classes . Literature.Education • Jobs went to Reed College in Portland Oregon • He studied Poetry.

especially in electronic gadgets • While developing a “blue box” device. Jobs convinced Woz to sell it to Berkeley students.Steves • Jobs met Steve Wozniak shortly after they both left school while working for HewlettPackard • “Woz” was an incredibly talented engineer. .


Jobs returned to America • He visited with Woz the homebrew computer club. . but was not content with just the creation of electronics.The Beginnings of Apple • After spending time in India in 1974.

• After selling his Volkswagon mini-bus. Jobs was able to sell 25. • After showing the Apple I to in town computer stores. .• Jobs convinced Woz to help him create a personal computer. with marketing help from a friend. the two raised enough money to create Apple Computers. had the vision of creating a computer company that would make and sell pc’s. and asking Woz to sell his scientific calculator. the Apple I • Jobs.



the two released the Apple II. a single board computer with onboard ROM and a color video interface. .000 from sales • In 1977.Apple • Jobs and Woz sold the Apple I in 1976 for $666. making over $776.

• In 1981. Jobs needed a new computer that could compete with the IBM PC. . Apple continued to grow exponentially. • After the failure of the Apple III and Lisa.Positive Growth • From 1977 to 1983. and in just two years began to outsell Apple. IBM finally entered the personal computer market.

• It had 128K of memory. Apple released the Macintosh. and was expandable. . the first personal computer with a graphical user interface. the Macintosh was the most revolutionary computer made up to that point. • Along with the mouse.The Macintosh • In 1984.


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CEO John Sculley thought that Jobs was hurting Apple’s success. and gradually forced Jobs to leave. Bill Gates convinced Jobs to license the graphical user interface in the Macintosh to create Windows. .Microsoft and John Sculley • In 1985. which could run on IBM PC’s. • As sales of the Macintosh took off.

NeXT • Jobs project in the late 1980’s to mid 90’s was NextStep • A new computer company based on an object oriented software platform. NeXT failed first as a hardware company. brought on by poor leadership and stagnating computer design . then as a software company • Apple similarly did very poorly in the early and mid 90’s.

Apple bought NeXT. • In 2000. the first computer mainly marketed for its looks. and with it came Steve Jobs.The Second Coming of Jobs • In 1996. Jobs became the full CEO of Apple. . after the success of the iMac.

Return to Profitability and Innovation • Jobs continues to innovate the computer industry. iTunes and its Music Store. and high end computer • Under Jobs’ watch. Apple has entered a new phase of growth and profitability. fueled by his imagination and quest for perfection . spearheading projects like the iPod. Paragon House 1988.html • Apple.esm. .psu.Sources • http://en.htm l • • • http://applemuseum. “Accidental millionaire : the rise and fall of Steve Jobs at Apple Computer” New York.html •


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