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Steve Jobs American Business Magnate and Inventor , co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc.
The word magnate itself derives from the Latin word magnates (plural of magnas), meaning “great person” or “great nobleman.”
Jobs traveled to India with a Reed College friend (and, later, the first Apple employee), Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist.He has stated that people around him who did not share his countercultural roots could not fully relate to his thinking.In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. The Journey is the Reward, Jeffrey Young’s biography covering Steve Jobs’ life until shortly after he founded NeXT computer company, has a wealth of carefully researched information about Markkula’s nearly two-decade saga at Apple. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of the mouse-driven graphical user interface which led to the creation of the Macintosh.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
“Think Different” is an advertising slogan created for Apple Computer in 1997 by the Los Angeles office of advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day
Jobs is listed as either primary inventor or co-inventor in over 230 awarded patents or patent applications related to a range of technologies from actual computer and portable devices to user interfaces (including touch-based), speakers, keyboards, power adapters, staircases, clasps, sleeves, lanyards and packages.
Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in the 1995 movie Toy Story as an executive producer
There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.
In Popular Culture
Due to his young age, great wealth, and charisma, after Apple’s founding Jobs became a symbol of his company and industry. When TIME named the computer as the 1982 “Machine of the Year”, it published a long profile of him as “the most famous maestro of the micro.” Jobs was prominently featured in three films about the history of the personal computing industry:
Triumph of the Nerds — a 1996 three-part documentary for PBS, about the rise of the home computer/personal computer.
Nerds 2.0.1 — a 1998 three-part documentary for PBS, (and sequel to Triumph of the Nerds) which chronicles the development of the Internet.
Pirates of Silicon Valley — a 1999 docudrama which chronicles the rise of Apple and Microsoft. He was portrayed by Noah Wyle.