Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently
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This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” 'School Library Journal' and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience.
Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius.
These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the “Thomas Edison of our time.”
Originally published in 2012, this revised edition includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.
employed at Hewlett-Packard during the day, he toiled alongside Steve at night. Added to that pressure was that they had only four days to complete the project and had to use as few silicon chips as possible. Woz worked tirelessly designing, while Steve concentrated on wiring and installing the chips needed for the game. (They finished the job, but Woz recalled, “Steve and I both ended up with mononucleosis.”) As they worked, they talked: Steve told Woz that Atari wanted to eventually use the
at the Menlo Park garage of Gordon French. What started with thirty members soon grew to several hundred attendees, who now met at the auditorium of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park. Some hobbyists were simply interested in the field and the new developments. At meetings, they discussed the newly formed companies that were actually making home computers (these machines didn’t have many functions, unless they were add-ons purchased separately), which were still too expensive
Twenty-seven-year-old Woz was too shy, an engineer at heart, and didn’t want that kind of power. Markkula turned to an acquaintance, Mike Scott, to assume the role. Woz was delighted to welcome Scotty, as he was called, on board. Steve was less enthusiastic. For Woz, Scotty was someone who could act as a buffer to Steve, whose temperamental outbursts were occurring more frequently, and Markkula was reluctant to handle them. One of Steve’s tantrums occurred when the first batch of plastic
appeal to Internet and applications programmers.” On December 20, Apple and NeXT reached an agreement: Apple would buy NeXT for $377.5 million, plus 1.5 million Apple shares, which went to Steve. Along with the company came Steve, as an informal adviser. In a statement released the night Apple purchased NeXT, Jobs wrote, “Much of the industry has lived off the Macintosh for over ten years now, slowly copying the Mac’s revolutionary user interface. Now the time has come for new innovation, and
in people’s homes. The first computers were originally created to produce error-free, speedy mathematical calculations, for use in laboratories and universities. They were massive contraptions, and they generated so much heat they had to be stored in designated rooms, kept cool so that the computers wouldn’t overheat. Desktop computers began to be developed in the early 1950s. Heathkit even created a kit to build one toward the end of the decade. In 1972 Hewlett-Packard introduced a desktop