(biography, photos, videos) Steven Paul jobs
Steve jobs: a biography
Steven jobs was born in the mid 50-ies in San Francisco, California. His father is a Syrian Abdulfattah Jandali was a teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin and her mother Joan sible the young student of the same institution. Mother Steve has German roots. Joan and Abdulfattah not married, the girl’s family was against the relationship of the young people. Therefore, Steven’s mother was forced to go give birth in a private California clinic, and then to give a son to the foster adoptive parents. Paul jobs and his wife Clara could not have children and gladly adopt the child. The biological mother has put forward the only requirement: the boy needs to get a higher education.
After 2 years, Steve had a half-sister, Patty, is that Paul and Clara also adopted. Soon the family leaves San Francisco and moves to the small town of mountain view. Here Paul Jones, who was a mechanic, it was easier to find a good job and earn the funds collected for payment of College for children. Paul was trying to instill interest in mechanics and his son, but Steve is much more attracted electronics. Coupled with the fact that mountain view is the center of high technology, it is possible to say that the future Steve, it was decided in early childhood.
In elementary school Steve jobs had big problems with teachers. The education system seemed boring child, formal, and soulless. Only after one of the teachers was able to find the correct approach to the student, the boy began to study diligently and even skipped 2 classes. While in high school, Steve attended the circle of electronics, self-assembled electronic frequency counter, and even worked on the Assembly line famous company Hewlett-Packard.
When the boy turned 16, he started to have conflicts with parents, especially the father, through his fascination with hippie culture and music of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Smoking marijuana and LSD. Then Steven meets a namesake – Stephen Wozniak, who was older than 5 years. Guys become best friends, as both are fond of computers and electronics.
The first joint invention of jobs and Wozniak was born when Steven was still a high school student. They made a device called » blue box, is designed to hijack the phone network by selecting the DTMF mode. First the guys were just having fun, and then began to sell their product and make good money.
In 1972, Steve jobs enters the private, liberal arts College, reed College, which had a rich curriculum. After just six months, Steve jobs dropping out of school because he sees no point in wasting time on mindless pursuits. During this period it is much more attracted to Eastern spiritual practices, vegetarianism, veganism and Zen Buddhism.
The Company «Apple»
Steven begins to operate machinery in the start-up company Atapi, which is engaged in production of computer games. At the same time Wozniak is working on the establishment and improvement of boards for your own personal computer. When the idea began to take shape almost, jobs friend offered to create a General computer company. So there was later became the legendary Apple. While working on the first version of the Apple I computer, Steve jobs proved himself as an authoritarian, somewhat tyrannical and aggressive, but at the same time knows how to organize the head.
The first computer was primitive and resembled an electronic typewriter. But a new Board that Wozniak had developed in 1976, already knew how to work with color, sound, could connect external storage devices. And Steve jobs put his leadership qualities in advancing the device and was able to reorient production to the creation of computers for the inexperienced user.
It was his idea to new Apple II owes a nice plastic case and a neat appearance. Jobs also hired a professional advertising specialist Regis McKenna, and the new computer talking all.
Then came the Apple III, Apple Lisa and Macintosh. From a commercial point of view, the firm prospered, but among the leaders reigned discord and scandals, largely due to the heavy nature of Steve jobs.
The company NeXT and Pixar
In the result he was suspended from work, and in 1984, jobs is leaving his own company, but immediately organizes a new company NeXT Computer. Computers this company offered only advanced new products, a little ahead of time. But, as the latest invention in Apple, are too expensive for the mass market.
In parallel with this project Steve jobs, who was interested in computer graphics, buys George Lucas’s Studio Pixar for $ 5 million. Initially his idea was to use animated films as advertising opportunities we offer NeXT computers. But after came in the 1987 animated film «Tin toy» won the «Oscar», jobs altered his opinion. Later this Studio has produced such famous animated feature films as «toy Story,» «monsters, Inc», «finding Nemo» «the Incredibles,» «Cars,» «Ratatouille» and others.
In 2006, Steve sells Disney Pixar 7.5 billion. However, he remained the majority shareholder.
Return to Apple
In 1996 Steve jobs sells NeXT to your first company almost half a billion dollars and returns to Apple as adviser to the Chairman.
Achievement first jobs in new capacity started mass production of a new monoblock iMac, which was attracted by its unusual futuristic design. This device became the best selling computer in Apple’s history, and about one third of the copies was bought by users who were not previously owners of computer equipment. So, Steve jobs was able to find the company’s new consumer market.
The second successful step was the creation of the Apple Store is a specialized store selling hardware to Apple.
The uniqueness of Steve jobs was that he not only kept abreast of the time. He created new time and dictated the laws of fashion in the IT industry. Realizing that the new age becomes rapid, he has been the production of miniature but perfect in their capabilities devices: iTunes, music player, iPod touch mobile phone iPhone, iPad. Each of these devices appeared earlier counterparts and impose to the companies-competitors standard and parameters.
About Steve Jobs written many books and filmed a large number of documentaries and feature films. The most interesting publications is the authorized biography «Steve jobs», which was released in 2011. The author is an American journalist Walter Isaacson.
Of the films is to highlight the documentary «geni: How Steve jobs changed the world», who made the Discovery channel and the feature film «jobs: the Empire of temptation», where the role of the legendary Steve jobs played by actor Ashton Kutcher.
In his youth Steve was a loving, as had been expected in the hippie culture. The first notable woman in his life became Chris-Ann Brennan. Their relationship was difficult, the couple often quarreled and disagreed. In 1978, Chris gave birth to daughter Lisa Brennan that jobs first did not recognize. But after the DNA test agreed to the paternity.
He later had a relationship with Barbara Jasinski, who was in advertising, with folk singer Joan Baez, computer consultant Tina the Reds, which broke up after the girl refused to marry him.
The only wife of a businessman was Lauren Powell, which at the time of their acquaintance was an employee of the Bank. Interestingly, making an offer in 1990, jobs for a few months forgot about the bride, so as plunged into another business project. However, in March 1991, Steve and Lauren are married, and in September was born the son Family. 4 years later had a daughter Erin, and in 1998 – little Eve. I wonder what Steve forbade his children long use of computers, have limited time to «communicate» with iPhones and iPads.
In the mid 80-ies of Steve jobs sought out his biological mother and met my sister Mona, which was to maintain friendly relations.
Illness and death
Last public speech in his life Steve jobs held 6 June 2011. A few years before that a businessman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought with him in various ways, including alternative, but the disease won.
Steve jobs died on October 5, 2011 in the circle of his family.