Steve Jobs: Entrepreneur And Inventor

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Steve Jobs
Entrepreneur and Inventor

Inventor, entrepreneur, and computing genius, are three elements that describe Steve Jobs. Many people know that Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple, but he was so much more. As a well known entrepreneur and inventor, Steve Jobs showed Americans and the world that technology could benefit businesses and day to day activities. Jobs left a lasting legacy as a man who consider others interests as important as his own. The early life of Steve Jobs was also when he realized that he was intrigued in technology and how he wanted to make a difference. However, his life started out rough because his parents gave him away when he was a child. On February 24, 1955, Steve Jobs had been given up for adoption
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Steve found another man named Steve Wozniak [Woz] who soon became his partner when founding Apple (Belviso and Pollack, p.29). Jobs and Wozniak started, the now multi-billion dollar company, in the Jobs’ parents’ garage (Doeden, p.17). “ ‘Typically, it was really hard for me to explain to people the kind of design stuff I worked on, but Steve got it right away. And I liked him. He was kind of skinny and wiry and full of energy’ ” (Belviso and Pollack, p.30). Steve found it very untroublesome to communicate with Wozniak about his ideas because they both shared the same mentality when it came to computers. Working with Wozniak was what really made a…show more content…
“Wozniak wanted his own personal computer and being the electronics genius he was, he invented his own computer. Jobs was impressed,” (Nelson, ducksters.com). When Jobs had heard this idea and and saw Woz’s prototype, he was amazed and took it upon himself that he wanted to make that his lifelong career. They worked together hard and steadily and made their dreams a reality. “On Sunday, June 29,1975 after rounds of designing, programming, trying, and failing, Wozniak tried typing a few letters on his new keyboard: I was shocked, the letters were displayed on the screen,” (Lusted, p.25). This was a life changing day for the Steves as they made their dreams come true. “In 1976, they formed the company Apple Computers and called their first computer Apple l. Jobs was just 21 years old at the time,” (Nelson, ducksters.com). They chose the name Apple Computers because he admired the apples on the trees at an apple orchard. Many small computer shops began picking up on their advanced computers and bought it from them. The company grew rapidly after only a few years (Nelson, ducksters.com). With the two partners in crime, they began a technology revolution through their
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