“Steve was brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. By making computers personal and putting the Internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution accessible to each of us,” US President Barack Obama said mourning his death. Millions of people agree with the fact that Steve Jobs has changed the world, as they use the fruit of his brain and talent every day. “There is an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love,” Steve Jobs once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been. And we have always tried to do that at Apple.” Yes, Jobs was always on the cutting edge running a bit ahead of others. Jobs got acquainted with Steve Wozniak when they were teenagers. In the middle of 1970s Jobs persuaded Wozniak to create his own personal computer which could be of commercial success. Modest labor conditions – Jobs and Wozniak were working in the garage of Jobs’s parents – did not prevent the companions from succeeding. The new computer proved to be a success and started going like hot cakes. In April 1976, Jobs and Wozniak registered company Apple Computers. “You could not dream a more appropriate logo: lust, knowledge, hope, and anarchy,” this is how Jean-Louis Gassee, former vice president of the company, described the famous apple with a bite taken out of it. In 1984, the famous Macintosh came out. Few people know that it was named after a variety of apple. The machine was born out of commercial idea. Jobs realized that the users would like a computer that can be controlled clicking on icons on display by a mouse. A year later, Jobs was fired from the company he had founded. He did not give up, founded two new companies, and returned to Apple triumphantly. iMac and iPod, iPhone and iPad turned Steve Jobs into an icon of computer business. By the way, people joke that Jobs should have paid commission to Russian writer Korney Chukovsky who invented Doctor Aibolit (may be spelled as iBolit).
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