Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently

Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently

Patricia Lakin

Language: English

Pages: 93

ISBN: 1481435302

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” 'School Library Journal' and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience.

Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius.

These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the “Thomas Edison of our time.”

Originally published in 2012, this revised edition includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.

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the Altair and other minicomputers came out, Terrell wanted to sell home computers and had already opened up a computer shop, the Byte Shop. He, like Steve, felt that home computers could be a booming business. His first store was located in Mountain View, on El Camino Real, a long, busy thoroughfare. When Steve approached him at Homebrew, Terrell wasn’t impressed with him or his appearance. He gave Steve his business card anyway and said, “Keep in touch.” The very next day, carrying a

recalled, the only direction he got was from Steve, who said, “Don’t make it cute.” Janoff tackled the assignment in a novel way: He bought a bowlful of apples and spent a week sketching them to simplify the shape. Janoff presented two versions to Steve: a simple drawing of a whole apple and the same apple with a bite taken out of it. The latter was Janoff’s favorite, because it showed the scale of the apple and offered a clear visual example of the common experience of biting into an apple. One

be located in Mountain View. One of the products they worked on was this relatively new device—a transistor. Shockley was at the forefront of using silicon as a semiconductor for these transistors. Shockley’s company stood alongside other institutions and companies that were starting out or already based nearby. This northern spot in California was an ideal location for burgeoning industries. The United States government’s space program, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), was

allowed them to surf the web quickly and easily. He said that the i also represented “individual,” “instruct,” “inform,” and “inspire.” • • • The iMac certainly did inspire people. In its first three weeks on sale, 278,000 were sold. At the Macworld Expo in January 1999, Steve announced, “During iMac’s first 139 days, an iMac was sold every fifteen seconds of every minute of every hour of every day of every week.” At the time, it proved to be Apple’s bestselling computer. People loved its look

could make and then sell wood-burning stoves, a style of stove recommended in the 1971 Whole Earth Catalog. When Robert saw what Steve had accomplished, he was amazed; he hadn’t realized that Steve was capable of this sort of technical work. They were close friends, and yet Steve had never shared his expertise in and passion for electronics with Robert. In California, Steve found a Zen teacher and center right in Los Altos. Kobun Chino Otogawa was in charge at the Haiku Zen Center. Steve began

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