Steven Jobs : The Gap Between Hobbyism And Liberation Of Computers

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Steven Jobs was a visionary who possessed charisma, determination, and stubbornness to advance the field of computer science. His desire to create products that are simple, reliable, and consumer friendly, led to the creation of Apple. He was one of the pioneers of microcomputers, which increased the versatility of computers yet keeping the processing power of larger computer. Steven Jobs “bridged the gap between hobbyism and liberation of computers”, (Campbell-Kelly, Aspray, 1996). Steven Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, to adoptive parents Paul and Clara Jobs. At an early age, Jobs was interested in electronics. At the age of 13, he called William Hewlett, the multimillionaire CEO of Hewlett-Packard, for electronic components he needed for school. For his boldness, he acquired a part-time job at Hewlett-Packard. There, he became friends with Stephen Wozniak, who would later help create Apple. After graduating high school, Steven Jobs went to Reed College but soon dropped out due to his lack of interest in schooling. Despite dropping out of college, Steven Jobs got a job at video game company Atari in 1974. During his work at Atari, he joined the Homebrew Computer Club, where he met his old friend Stephen Wozniak. Using a Mostek chip, Jobs, Wozniak, and other computer enthusiasts created one of the first microcomputers in Jobs garage. Steven Jobs named it Apple, possibly to remember his brief job as an apple orchard worker. It

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