Ep 41 of 2011
Steve Paul Jobs has been described as many things, but I think the one word that sums up this iconic father of four is visionary. Steve’s ride through life has had more ups and downs than probably your life and my life put together. Steve Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955. He was raised by adoptive parents Paul and Clara in Mountain View and, later in Los Altos, California.
As a 13 year old William Hewlett offered Steve a summer job at the Hewlett-Packard plant. It was there, that he met the man with whom he would invent "the first ready-made personal computer"--the then 18 year old, college drop-out Steve Wozniak. The rest is history, with some notable achievements along the way. These include his love of animation and subsequent work with the now famous Pixar. In 1986, Jobs bought The Graphics Group which was later renamed Pixar from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for the price of $10 million, $5 million of which was given to the company as capital. Steve’s movie legacy is Toy Story.
Steve was fired from his own company by an employee he personally hired. He then started a company called NeXT Computers, which Apple bought in 1996 for $429 million. He then set about rebuilding Apple into the business that it is today.
Steve’s death on October 4 was not unexpected. Everyone knew about recent health concerns, and his fight with cancer, and we all feared the worse when he handed his CEO role to Tim Cook a few weeks back.
When it came to technology, Steve was a passionate man. His legacy will live on for generations to come. No one else has the drive, enthusiasm, foresight and determinedness that he had. He was a true perfectionist and will be sadly missed by those who he touched in his short 56 years, which is nearly everyone on the planet.
This week on Tech Talk Radio
We take a look back at the legend and visionary that was Steve Jobs, Contactless phone payments stumble with the iPhone 4GS launch, Telco cuts woman's connection after 42 warnings, HTC user data exposed to web apps, and Microsoft’s malware removal tool targets more than you bargain for.
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