Thank you Mr. Jobs for an amazing and outstanding career. Not only did you make better products for us, but you made us better in the process.
Paul and Clara Jobs
including caligraphy, Jobs would later go on to comment, "If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts."
saving money with the ultimate goal of travelling to India for a spiritual retreat
Kottke will go on to become Apple's first employee
Founder Nolan Bushnell challenges employees to create a circuit board for the game Breakout, $100/chip that could be removed from the circuit board, Jobs cuts a deal with Wozniak to split the profits evenly, Wozniak creates a circuit board so refined that it can not be duplicated on a production line
Ronald Wayne, sells his stake 2 weeks later for $2300
New company buys out original partnership
becomes the world's first widely used computer
Stock prices rise from $22/share to $29/share on the first day of trading
originally started by Jef Raskin
"Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?"
after a significant power struggle between Jobs and Scully, along with an announcement of significant layoffs, Jobs is removed from his position as Head of Macintosh Development, He takes 5 Apple Computer Inc. employees with him
Strong focus on high end technology and design, Mach Kernel, Digital Signal Process chip, Built in Ethernet port
Later named Pixar Animation Studios
Fails in the marketplace, save for a few high end buyers
A joint venture between Disney and Pixar
A resounding commercial and technical success
Jobs becomes "advisor" to then Chairman Gil Amelio
Gil Amelio is ousted as Chairman
Jobs becomes "Interim" CEO of Apple Computer Inc., Receives an annual salary of $1
sells over 1M units
revives Apple's financial status, Stock price jumps 400%, Returns to profibability, records 4 consecutive quarters of profitability
Wins Gold Award from British Design and Art Direction
Vogue:, "one of Spring's hottest fashion statements"
Business Week:, "one of the century's lasting images."
which will sell encoded music
He receives treatment and returns to work by September
One of the very first smartphones without a keyboard
Jobs announces that he will not be delivering the keynote, or attending the upcoming MacWorld Expo
Rumors circulate about his health
Jobs' dramatic weight loss is described as a Hormonal Imbalance, Says that his medical condition will not affect his performance as CEO
Approximately one week later, Jobs announces a Leave of Absence from Apple until June, as his medical situation had changed
COO Tim Cook is appointed to handle the day-today operations of Apple Computer Inc.
Apple confirms that Jobs will still be involved in strategic decisions
The Wall Street Journal reports that Jobs has undergone a liver transplant
A Tennessee hospital later issues a statement confirming the operation
Apple confirms that Jobs will return to work by the end of the month
Apple launches the iPad, Changes the game again, and makes tablet based computing a viable market alternative to notebooks
Jobs announces the second generation of Apple TV, Streaming video from the internet or mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad directly to TV sets
Apple announces that Jobs is taking a Medical Leave of Absence, Raises another round of questions regarding Jobs' health, Also sparks questions about Apple's, Stock, Product Development, Business Operations
Suspends his Leave of Absence to present the iPad 2
Still technically on leave, Jobs appears at the Worldwide Developers conference, Announces, iOS5, iCloud
Appears before Cupertino City Council and proposes to build a spaceship like campus for Apple
Jobs officially steps down as Apple Computer Inc. CEO, He can, "no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO.", COO Tim Cook assumes the CEO role
Remains Chairman of the Board at Apple Computer Inc.
"Live every day of your life as if it were the last one."
Thank you Steve. For everything.