Warrior Times Weekly
Steve Jobs: an innovator to rememberWednesday, October 12, 2011 By Audrey Oppermann
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and follower.” The man who said that is Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple. His ‘thinking outside the box’ has completely transformed the world of communications, as today’s generation knows it. Steve Jobs was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Shortly after he was born, Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California adopted him. He enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after only a semester. Apple was co founded by Jobs, 21, and Wozniak, 26, in 1976. It began in the Jobs’ family garage. “Hello, I am Macintosh. Never trust a computer you cannot lift…I’m glad to be out of that bag” In December 1983, this famous “1984” Macintosh television commercial ran on a small and unknown station. It caught the interest of the public, news and talk shows making it known by replaying it again and again. The iPod, first released in October of 2001, soon became one of the most iconic pieces of technology of the century. The increasing popularity of the iPod shuffle, iTunes, the iPod touch, the iPhone, and the iPad gained Apple more notoriety than ever. When Apple computers first introduced the Macintosh computer, they were going up against the Personal Computer, something that was safe and something that people were comfortable with. For Steve Jobs, it wasn’t the Macs vs. PCs or Android vs. iPhone debates that drove him to innovate. It was about making a difference in the lives of everyday people by advancing technology. It was about taking something as advanced as a Macintosh computer or iPhone and turning it into something that can be used by and benefit everyone. Steve Jobs passed away in his home from pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011. He will forever be remembered through his inventions that changed the world.