He attended Homestead High School in Cupertino California and went to Reed College in Portland Oregon in but dropped out after only one semester, staying on to "drop in" on courses that interested him.
His unwed biological parents, Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, put him up for adoption. Steve was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, a lower-middle-class couple, who moved to the suburban city of Mountain View a couple of years later.
The Santa Clara county, south of the Bay Area, became known as Silicon Valley in the early s after the sprouting of a myriad of semi-conductor companies. As a result, young Steve Jobs grew up in a neighborhood of engineers working on electronics and other gizmos in their garages on weekends.
This shaped his interest in the field as he grew up. At age 13, he met one the most important persons in his life: Paul Jobs and his young son Steve, age 2, Five years later, when Steve Jobs reached college age, he told his parents he wanted to enroll in Reed College — an expensive liberal arts college up in Oregon.
Steve spent only one semester at Reed, then dropped out, as he was more interested in eastern philosophy, fruitarian diets, and LSD than in the classes he took.
He moved to a hippie commune in Oregon where his main activity was cultivating apples. A few months later, Steve returned to California to look for a job. They were the real pioneers of personal computing, a collection of radio jammers, computer professionals and enlightened amateurs who gathered to show off their latest prowess in building their own personal computer or writing software.
The club started to gain popularity after the Altair personal computer kit came out in The knowledge that Woz gathered at the Homebrew meetings, as well as his exceptional talent, allowed him to build his own computer board — simply because he wanted a personal computer for himself.
Jobs convinced Wozniak to start a company for that purpose: Apple Computer was born on April 1, However, Wozniak had started work on a much better computer, the Apple II — an expandable, much more powerful system that supported color graphics.
Jobs and Wozniak knew deep down it could be hugely successful, and therefore Jobs started to seek venture capital. Markkula was a big believer in the personal computing revolution, and he said to the young founders that, thanks to the Apple II, their company could be one of the Fortune in less than two years.
Because of its beautiful package, ease of use, and nifty features, the Apple II crushed most of its competition and its sales made the Apple founders millionaires. The biggest surge in sales came after the introduction of VisiCalc, the first commercially successful spreadsheet program: The IPO took place in Decemberonly four years after the company was started.
It was the biggest threat yet to Apple, whose reputation was being put into question after the flop of the Apple III in Most hopes rested on a business computer project, called the Lisa. It was he who came up with the name.
Indeed, inhis ex-girlfriend from high school Chrisann Brennan gave birth to a little girl, who she named Lisa. Steve denied paternity, although it was ovious to everyone who knew him that he was the father, given the on-and-off relationship he still had with Chrisann at the time.
Jobs refused to give any money to Chrisann, despite the millions he had accumulated at Apple. While in denial, he came up with the name Lisa for the new computer Apple was building The scientists who worked there had invented a number of breakthrough technologies that would mark the industry for the coming decades, including the graphical user interface GUI and the mouse, Ethernet, laser printing and object oriented programming.
Jobs became obsessed with the GUI which was a lot easier to use than the command-line interfaces of the day, which required any PC user to learn a computer language. He insisted the Lisa had a GUI and a mouse, too. Macintosh However, because of his hot temper and his relative inexperience in technology or management, Steve Jobs was thrown out of the Lisa project.
He felt absolutely crushed by this decision.
InSteve Jobs became head of the Macintosh project, and decided to make it a smaller and cheaper version of the Lisa, complete with a GUI of folders, icons and drop-down menus, and a mouse. The team antagonized both the Apple II group and the Lisa group, because the Mac was competitive of both.
The product was launched in great fanfare and for the first few months, it was very successful. However, by earlysales were plummeting, but Steve Jobs refused to acknowledge it and continued to behave as if he had saved Apple.Steve Irwin was a famous Australian wildlife enthusiast who was at the helm of the popular 'Crocodile Hunter' series.
Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February in San Francisco, California, to students Abdul Fattah Jandali and Joanne Carole Schieble who were unmarried at the time and gave him up for adoption.
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Steven Paul Jobs was born to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble, and was adopted by Paul Jobs and Clara Hagopian.