Thursday, 6 October 2011

Tribute to Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Steven Paul Jobs : He is undeniably an extraordinary man by any standard. He has left his mark on no less than five industries: personal computers with Apple II and Macintosh, music with iPod and iTunes, phone with IPhone, and animation with Pixar. The middle-class hippie kid with no college education that he was built a computer empire and became a multi-millionaire in a few years, was fired from his own company before coming back a decade later to save it and turn it into one of the world’s most influential corporations, with millions of fans around the world. He has also contributed to the creation of the new leader in animated movies for decades to come. He has been called a fluke for years, but is now widely acknowledged as one the world’s most eminent business executives and an unrivaled visionary. He has changed millions of lives by making technology easy-to-use, exciting and beautiful.…

“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”Barack Obama

“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss   you.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

“he not only gave me a lot of personal advice and encouragement, he showed all of us how innovation can change lives." - Jerry Yang, Yahoo! co-founder

“For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor.” - Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

Now i would like to tell about his life span in short below:

Youth (1955-75):Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco, California on February 24 1955.Young Steve grew up in a valley of apricot orchards that was already turning into the world center of computer technology: Silicon Valley.

Apple’s early years (1975-81):Apple’s first year in business consisted of assembling the boards in Steve’s garage and driving to local computer stores to try and sell them.Woz worked on a new, much improved computer, the Apple II, which he basically finished in 1977. Both Woz and Steve knew the Apple II was a breakthrough computer, much more advanced than anything the market had ever seen.But Apple’s success was threatened, as industry giant IBM was planning to enter the personal computer market in 1981. Apple had to fight back or they would go out of business in a couple of years’ time. Their Apple III computer had already bombed on the marketplace.

Macintosh (1981-85):Steve Jobs was soon thrown out of the Lisa project because he was considered too temperamental a manager. Deeply angry, he took revenge by taking over a small project called Macintosh, determined to make it a cheaper GUI computer that would cannibalize sales of Lisa. Macintosh was in development since 1979 and its concept was “a computer as easy to use as a toaster.” Steve Jobs recruited brilliant young engineers in his Mac team and invigorated them by insufflating a spirit of entrepreneurship and rebellion, calling them “pirates”, unlike the rest of the company, “the Navy.”

The iPod revolution (2001-2006):However the greatest momentum for Apple came from an unexpected source: the iPod. iPod was an integral part of the digital hub strategy. It was started in early 2001, when Steve Jobs realized that he had misplaced his enthusiasm for “desktop video”, i.e. the ability to edit movies on the computer — which was still far from mainstream.

The Pixar-Disney merger (2003-2006):Interestingly enough, iPod also played a critical role in setting Pixar’s future. After having released success after success (A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters Inc. (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003)), the animation studio had decided to let go of its distribution deal with Disney.Steve Jobs, who still owned half of Pixar’s stock, became Disney’s largest individual shareholder (owning 7% of the company’s stock).

Apple Inc. (2006-today):2006 was a critical year for Apple in three respects
The first was the success of the Mac.
The second crucial development from 2006 was the full acceptance by Apple of its new status of consumer electronics powerhouse, thanks to the success of iPod, the walkman of the digital age.
Finally, the third major event of 2006 for Steve was the so-called backdating scandal. 

he loved what he did and gave his heart and soul completely to it to be where he is today, he made everybody realize that talent and ability has nothing to do with qualification!!!


  1. prathyusha Adiraju6 October 2011 at 18:54

    aam aadmi or common people, always refer to people who work hard and achieve what they aspire as lucky though they know that its not luck but its hard work that pays off at the end.

  2. he was great man of technology.

  3. what will happen to apple now? Will it progress or stop here.

  4. we will meter forget you i apple.




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