Steven Jobs (Steven Paul Jobs)

He is more popularly known as the co-founder and Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Apple Inc.  He is also a former CEO of Pixar Animation Studios.  

In my personal opinion, computer era will not be as it is today without Steven Jobs.  I thought he was an android until he undergoes a liver transplant on 2009.  Of course I was kidding. 

Steven Jobs pursue entrepreneurship when he co-founded Apple in the late 1970’s with Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and behind the scene partners.  They designed, developed and marketed some of the first personal computers, the Apple II series and later, the Macintosh.  It was a breakthrough.  Steve Jobs and his co-founders was totally unknown then as who would have expected that a Harvard dropout will change the course of history and turned themselves be as they are today. 

He was among the major players of “Pirates of Sylicon Valley.” 

He is a non-traditional out of the box person.  Although I don’t know him personally, his achievements and story tells it all.  One example was his vision on the viability of mouse-driven graphic user interface.  

Steve Jobs has previously resigned with Apple on 1985 after a power struggle with the board of directors.  He then founded NeXT (a computer platform development company specializing in the higher education and business markets).  NeXT was buyout by Apple Computer Inc and rehire Jobs back to the company he co-founded.  Since is serving Apple Inc. as CEO since 1997.  The rest is history. 

In 1986, Steve Jobs acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which later named Pixar Animation Studios.  It was acquired by Walt Disney on 2006, but he became a member of the Walt Disney Company’s Board of Directors. 

His legacy to the development of commercial computerized gadgets by helping to make it user friendly is unsurpassed till to this day.   He was among those who magnified Silicon Valley in the world map and help created its character image that resulted to a dawn of new generation of entrepreneurs.  Steve Jobs emphasis in the importance of design and eye for what is appealing to the user public makes him distinctive above the rest.  He did not just elevate his company status, but the standard of users as well.

Photos are excerpt from google images
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3 Comments

  1. Kevin Bate said,

    September 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Do you know who took the picture of Steve Jobs above. I would like to use it as a source for a mural I am painting. ANy help would be appreciated!

    • Aaron Watson said,

      May 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Albert Watson took that photograph, and it’s copyright protected. Any use needs approval. Contact aaron@cyclopsnyc,.com

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