Steve Jobs: American Genius
Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, listen to music, watch movies, and communicate. By pushing boundaries and always thinking one step ahead, Jobs became an icon, equally as famous for his advanced ideas and design aesthetic as his sleek black turtlenecks. What inspired him? How did he do his job? What made him the man he was?
Here is Steve Jobs—the innovator, the rebel, the genius—in an incisive biography of a man who changed the world. Also includes quotes from and about Jobs, chronologies detailing Jobs’s achievements, and source notes.
display. Every successful computer to come afterward did. Now Wozniak needed to program his computer. He had never studied computer languages at Berkeley, but a close friend sent him interesting information from his MIT courses. With a basic understanding of computer languages and programming, Wozniak set about writing his own coding language. The Homebrew Computer Club remained an important part of the creation of the Apple I, and Jobs began going to the meetings with Wozniak to show off the
revolutionary mobile phone. The third is a breakthrough Internet communications device. These are not three separate devices. This is one device. And we are calling it iPhone. Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” It’s easy to see why so many people flocked to Apple’s launch events to hear Jobs speak. His enthusiasm was palpable and contagious. After demonstrating the features of the iPhone, Jobs announced another change in Apple: the company would be changing its name from Apple
of Apple’s board of directors and even offered his advice to executives regarding the unveiling of the latest iPhone, Jobs mainly spent the next few weeks visiting with close friends and family. On October 5 , 2011, Steve Jobs passed away at his home in California, surrounded by his wife, Laurene, their three children, his daughter Lisa, and his two sisters, Patty and Mona. People began sharing their stories of Jobs in online eulogies. Many went to the nearest Apple Store and left hand-drawn
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were going to put Rick Farentino and I into the same fourth grade class, and the principal said at the last minute ‘No, bad idea. Separate them.’ So this teacher, Mrs. Hill, said ‘I’ll take one of them.’” One of the ways that Mrs. Hill found to motivate Jobs was through bribery. “She watched me for about two weeks and then approached me. She said, Steven, I’ll tell you what. I’ll make you a deal. I have this math workbook and if you take it home and finish on your own without any help and you