Steve Jobs Revolutionized Technology In Industrial Design 

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American Businessman Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born in Sans Francisco California in February 1955 put up for adoption then raised by his adoptive parents in the Sans Fransisco area where he was exposed to new cultural influences.  In 1968 when jobs turned thirteen he was given a summer job by Bill Hewlett of Hewlett Packard a multinational technology company that developed components, hardware, and services for consumers.

Jobs was an American Businessman CEO chairman-chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Inc an American technology company headquartered in Cupertino Calfornia that designs and develops computer software, consumer electronics, and various online services.

Jobs revolutionized a range of new technological advances in innovation connecting the world in a new direction with personal computers.  Jobs was recognized as a chief creator of the microcomputer of the 1970s and 1980s along with Steve Wongsack co-founder of  Apple.

Jobs was the majority shareholder and Chairman of Pixar a member of the Walt Disney Company board of directors following the purchase of Pixar and NexT was highly regarded for his ingenuity creative thinking. He worked at Hewlett Packard during the summer months assembling frequency counters enjoyed his work developing new skills set he would use later in product development later in his career. Jobs attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that year to travel abroad to Inda to study Zen Buddhism seeking enlightenment.

In 1976 Wongasack designed the first Apple 1 computer showed it to Steve Jobs who suggested they sell the device to the public.  Steve Jobs collaborated with Wongsack and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computer located in the garage of Jobs Los Altos home starting a small business as young Entrepreneurs building computers for business and personal use.

Ronald Wayne stayed for a brief period of time decided to leave Wongsack and jobs as primary cofounders of the business.  Steve returned from the All In One Farm commune located in Oregon to talk to Wongsack about his personal experience spending time in the apple orchard then decided on the name Apple for their new company.

Steve Jobs and Wongsack co-founded Apple in 1976 decided to sell Wongscaks Apple 1 personal computer eventually gaining fame and fortune.   Later that year with the Apple ll computer one of the first manufactured personal computers rated highly successful among consumers.  Steve Jobs envisioned an economic potential of the Xerox Alto the first computer designed to support an operating system based on graphical interface GUI intended for commercial use.

The development of the Apple Lisa computer released in 1983 aimed at individual business owners.  Development of the Apple Lisa began in 1978 underwent several revisions during the development process before shipping in the United States for 9,995.00 including 5 MB hard drive. The Lisa computer was too expensive for the average user as the operating system proved to be an unreliable crash prone device with insufficient performance demonstrated to be unreliable.

Steve Jobs modified specifications of the computer immediately releasing the Apple Macintosh personal computer as a faster affordable version.  It’s beige case consisted of a 9 inch 23 cm monitor with standard mouse and keyboard.  A handle built on top of the computer made it easy to transport between different locations for ease of transport.  Macintosh was introduced by commercial at the Super Bowl XVlll January 1984 that aired on CBS.  The Apple Macintosh originally sold for 2,495.oo with strong sales of the device reach 70,000 units sold in 1984.

New applications in software development Mac Paint is a raster graphics editor developed by Apple computer released with the original Macintosh computer in 1984 with MacWrite word processor bundled together with the Mac Plus.  Other software applications made available Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excell, MacDraw, Adobe PageMaker graphics programs for professionals.

The Macintosh introduced the desktop publishing industry in 1985 in addition to LaserWriter the first digital printer for office and personal use. Newly featuring vector graphics computer images defined by 2D points that are connected by curves and lines from polygons with other shapes to create detailed graphics.

In 1995 Jobs founded the NeXT computer platform company developing computers for higher education purposes in the marketing business. As a visionary Jobs help develop visual effects the process used in the film making, funded the computer graphics division of George Lucas film in 1986.

The new company was formed Pixar an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, Calfornia that was a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios which produced the first 3D animation film, blockbuster hit Toy Story in 1995.

Apple merged with NeXT in 1997 as Steve Jobs became CEO of his former company within a few short months.  Jobs was responsible for rejuvenating Apple developing a new product line revolutionized the personal computer functionally.  Jobs worked closely with designer Jony Ive to specifically develop electronic products for business and personal use that would change the world in technological advancements.

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