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Born 1955 Los Altos CA Evangelic bad boy who with Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer Corporation and became a multimillionaire before the age of 30 Subsequently started the NeXT Corporation to provide an educational system at a reasonable price but found that software was a better seller than hardwareSteven Paul was an orphan adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain ViewCalifornia in February 1955 Jobs was not happy at school in Mountain Viewso the family moved to Los Altos California where Steven attended Homestead High School His electronics teacher at Homestead High Hohn McCollum recalled he was something of a loner and always had a different way of looking at thingsGoing to work for Atari after leaving Reed College Jobs renewed his friendship with Steve Wozniak The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone blue box getting much of their impetus from the Homebrew Computer Club Beginning work in the Jobs family garage they managed to make their first killing when the Byte Shop in Mountain View bought their first fifty fully assembled computers On this basis the Apple Corporation was founded the name based on Jobs favorite fruit and the logoSteve Jobs innovative idea of a personel computer led him into revolutionizing the computer hardware and software industry When Jobs was twenty one he and a friend Wozniak built a personel computer called the Apple The Apple changed peoples idea of a computer from a gigantic and inscrutable mass of vacuum tubes only used by big business and the government to a small box used by ordinary people No company has done more to democratize the computer and make it user-friendly than Apple Computer Inc Jobs software development for the Macintosh re-introduced windows interface and mouse technology which set a standard for all applications interface in softwareTwo years after building the Apple I Jobs introduced the Apple II TheApple II was the best buy in personal computers for home and small
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