Steve Jobs Essay

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“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do (Moncur 1).” This statement by Steve Jobs is what I believe drove him to his success. Jobs had a very successful life and impacted many people around the globe. He led the way of how computers are used and accessed today. To fully…show more content…
At that time, Jobs was also fixing stereo sets for money, which is how he started to develop his entrepreneur skills. (Gale 1). Jobs graduated from Homestead High School in Los Altos, California. He then attended Reed College for a year before going to live in India. During that summer of 1974, Steve Jobs studied and practiced eastern culture and religion, his trip was cut short however, when he became ill, causing him to come back to the United States early. Once he was back in America he started working for Atari video game company before returning to Apple Inc. again (Gale 2). Not much is ever said about Steve Jobs’ family, he had a child, Lisa, with his high school sweetheart and later married Laurene Powell and had three children, Reed, Erin, and Eve (Newsmakers 1). People typically liked Steve Jobs’ work and rarely criticized it, but his personal life wasn’t quite the same. His first major project was the Apple Macintosh. “I rarely get excited over a new computer, but the Apple Macintosh officially introduced last Tuesday, has started a fever in Silicon Valley that’s hard not to catch (Magid 1).” This article written January 1984 in the LA Times is an example of the excitement people were getting about the upcoming release of the Macintosh. People were very skeptical about the new changes this computer would bring like a mouse and other computer programs like Word and Paint but it turned out very successful and people really liked the

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