Short Biography of Steve Jobs
This is the assigned essay for the Personal Finance course in the Ron Paul Curriculum.
Steve Jobs. We owe him for the idea of the personal computer (PC), and such pleasures as the I-Pod Touch (of which I am a proud owner), the I-Pad, the I-Phone, and the beautiful text and eye catching design of those phenomenal devices.
He was a visionary. In 1976, Mr. Jobs set up shop in his garage, and started the company we know as Apple Inc., and soon, it was growing. However, in 1985, he was demoted from president to some menial position, following his trying to get Sculley, the co-president, to be demoted. He resigned five months later and started NeXT. It was later bought by Apple, and Steve got his position back. He developed, beyond the devices mentioned earlier, the i-Tunes store, in which you can buy thousands of songs, books, TV shows, full-length movies, and more; and the App store, which enabled the community to develop and release their own apps to the public.
(A Macintosh Laptop along with I-Pad, I-Pad Mini, and I-Pod Touch 5th Gen.)
Unfortunately, he started having health issues. Starting with pancreatic cancer, he began to decline. He eventually reported having hormonal issues, and then, he was hit again by the pancreatic cancer. He suffered from respiratory arrest and died during a coma on October 5, 2011. This was what Apple put up on their website following his death;
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
Steve Jobs had a dream; to give the public a computer that was beautiful, easy to use, lightweight, and extremely functional. Today, his dream is being carried on. As I speak, new advances are being made in technology. Skype is working on 3D video calls, and the computer industry is becoming capable of handling such technology. We owe Mr. Jobs what Microsoft has taken and built into their operating systems. Without Jobs, the world would of been a different place.