Thursday, October 6, 2011

A long and wonderful career of Steve Jobs

The founder of Apple-Steve  Jobs 1955-2011

In the U.S Former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 years. During his nearly forty years of his career guru of Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs offered a number of revolutionary solutions that have reshaped the entire industry. It is called the genius of the IT-industry, enthusiastic dreamer, is contained in the most daring ideas - something that others could not think.

Steve Jobs  was born in 1955 in the  Californian city of San Francisco. In the late '70s was one of the developers of the first commercially successful  PC series - Apple II, and already in the 80's invented the Macintosh - the first computer-controlled mouse.

In 1984, after losing a power struggle with the board of directors, Jobs left the Apple  and founded his own company  - NeXT, which is developing a  computer platform for universities and businesses.
1985: Jobs co-founded the animation studio Pixar. In 2006, acquired The Walt Disney Company. Steve Jobs became the largest private shareholder of Disney (7%)  and board member of Disney.  Under his leadership, the studio produced such films as "Toy Story" and "Monsters, Inc.".

After 12  years, Apple bought NeXT, and Jobs is again at the helm of the company, which was founded.  He invents the iPhone and  iPad - the first phones  and tablet computers with a glass multi-touch display.
In 2004  it was announced that doctors  found a malignant tumor of Jobs in the pancreas. Later, the tumor was successfully removed. In 2009, entrepreneurs and innovators had an operation on a liver transplant.

Jobs himself preferred not to dwell on his health, although becoming more noticeable leanness, indicating that the depletion of global concern.
On January 17, 2011 Steve Jobs  was on leave for health reasons. Several times he interrupted a vacation to personally introduce to the public  next new Apple.

August 24, 2011 Jobs announced his retirement from the post of head of Apple. In his letter of resignation, he strongly recommended the appointment of his successor, Tim Cook. At her request, Jobs was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors Apple.

Steve Jobs passed away October 5, 2011 - a day after the presentation of a new product line from Apple, which was unable to attend personally.

computer genius
In 1976,  Steve Jobs, along with his friends founded the  Apple Inc. - A company that always asked vector of personal computers. He is one of the first to realize  the huge commercial potential graphical user interface, use the mouse and control with the help of "clicks" - what today we see  almost every personal computer.

 early allies
Jobs met another co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak (pictured -  seated) worked as a student trainee in the notorious company Hewlett-Packard. Jobs went to study at Reed College, but only through the semester and threw it in 1974 g.vernulsya in Silicon Valley, where he and Wozniak started attending meetings Computer Club Homebrew (ie, "DIY").

 Revolution in a Box
The first computer company Apple can be found in stores county  Bay Area, and it cost 666 dollars 66 cents. It was a set  of printed circuit boards, parts placers, and 16 pages of instructions. To build the operating device, the user must have been somewhere else get the power supply, keyboard and monitor.

young eagle
On the  technical wizardry of Steve Jobs could be compared only to his ability entrepreneur.  His unshakable stubbornness and belief in their  ideas led to the mass  differences with his colleagues and critics, earning  him a reputation as tough and picky head.

In 1983,  Jobs has invited the President of PepsiCo John Sculley (pictured - in the center) to share with him the reins and  Wozniak from Apple. However, cooperation did not work out as soon followed by a decline in the market led to the suspension of production and forced the leaders of Apple to reconsider its marketing and technical strategies.  By 1985, Jobs pushed out of the company, one of the founders of which he was.

What happened next
The resignation of Steve Jobs seemed to have only spurred his desire to reshape the world of personal computers. His next venture  - the company NeXT Computer -  achieved enhanced by Apple, has created the next PC in an elegant building of manganese alloy, advanced at that time graphical interface,  built-in Ethernet port  and many other successful technical solutions.  The unit cost is too expensive to be widely distributed, but he asked the vector of the next generation of personal computers.

Return to Apple
In the absence of Steve Jobs, Apple  floated downstream, and even almost  went bankrupt in the mid  90s. Finally, in 1996 the company announced that  it bought NeXT Computer for 429 million dollars, and thus Steve Jobs returned to the fold he founded the same company. By 1998, Jobs has been appointed acting CEO.

Jobs at work
Many of the  innovations used in computers, NeXT, found their way into the next generation of computers  Apple. Jobs has restored the reputation of  the company by issuing  a series of brilliant products, such as the iMac,  and adjusted his business affairs, revealing a network of retail outlets that sold equipment and supplies exclusively  Apple.

In addition,  for the years beyond Apple bought Jobs and contributed to the development of computer animation  studio Pixar. The first art studio product - cartoon "Toy Story» (Toy Story), released in 1995, has collected $ 360 million, and made the studio one of the biggest figures in Hollywood. Since then, the  studio has released a number of very successful films, including masterpieces such as "Find Nemo», «Cars», «Wally", and «Up».  In 2006, the "Disney" bought the studio  for $ 7.4 billion, and Jobs became the owner of  a solid stake legendary company.

In 2001,  Jobs has made ​​a new revolution in the world of electronic gadgets, providing  iPod. As the functionality of novelty slightly  exceeded the earlier players, but it offers the convenience to use and stylish design. In parallel, started iTunes - a virtual online store, which forever changed the face of the music industry. Participants of the legendary group U2, Bono and The Edge (pictured) supported initiative Jobs, and participated in the presentation iPod'a in 2004

In 2007,  Jobs has turned his attention to cellular phones. In the same year he introduced the world to the iPhone, which will go on sale in June, quickly sold  more than 6 million copies and been caught up in popularity with some of the brands present at the market for years, such as a Blackberry. iPhone - is not only a mobile phone, it also point  to the Internet with advanced user interface and a large library of applications created vast army  of programmers and Apple enthusiasts.

 new beginnings
In January 2010, Jobs announced that  Apple will soon introduce a new mini-computer.  Essentially similar to the iPhone, it will have a  much larger screen, which makes it more convenient and enjoyable things such as reading, playing and watching videos. New  to have the same success as  its predecessors. The day before yesterday began  formal iPad sales in Russia. We know that in business and technology guided by the motto Steven Jobs of the famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky: "I  rush to where the puck will be, not  where it is or was."

In his letter to employees Jobs then said: "I've always said that if come the day when I can not get more consistent with his duties and expectations as CEO, I first tell you about it. Unfortunately, this day has come" .

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