Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

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Key dates from the life and work of Steve Jobs

By The Associated Press, 10.06.11, 01:20 AM EDT

Some key dates from the life and work of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.:

1955: Stephen Paul Jobs is born on Feb. 24.

1972: Jobs enrolls at Reed College in Portland, Ore., but drops out after a semester.

1974: Jobs works for video game maker Atari and attends meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Wozniak, a high school friend who was a few years older.

1975: Jobs and Woz attend Homebrew Computer Club meetings.

1976: Apple Computer ( AAPL news people ) is formed on April Fool’s Day, shortly after Wozniak and Jobs create a new computer circuit board in a Silicon Valley garage. A third co-founder, Ron Wayne, leaves the company after less than two weeks. The Apple I computer goes on sale by the summer for $666.66.

1977: Apple is incorporated by its founders and a group of venture capitalists. It unveils Apple II, the first personal computer to generate color graphics. Revenue reaches $1 million. Read more of this post

Silicon Valley mourns Steve

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The technology world lost one of its most influential members ever on Wednesday with the passing of Steve Jobs. His fans, customers, competitors and friends alike have been expressing their grief over his death. Here’s a collection of remembrances and quotes from peers and friends in the place he grew up and later became an icon, Silicon Valley:

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder:

I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor.  I will miss Steve immensely. Read more of this post

Apple’s Steve Jobs, father of Mac, iPhone, dies

By JORDAN ROBERTSON

The Associated Press

Suddenly, the next version of the iPhone doesn’t seem so important. It’s time to mourn Steve Jobs, the Silicon Valley maestro who always seemed to hit the right note as he transformed Apple Inc. into technology’s greatest hits factory.

It didn’t take long for the people who loved their iPhones, iPods, iPads and Macs to begin gathering to pay their respects to the man who made it all happen.

Scott Robbins, a barber and Apple fan for nearly 20 years, came to Apple’s San Francisco store as soon as he heard about Jobs’ death Wednesday afternoon.

“To some people, this is like Elvis Presley or John Lennon —it’s a change in our times,” Robbins, 34, said. “It’s the end of an era, of what we’ve known Apple to be. It’s like the end of the innovators.”

The world also lost a showman, whose flair for the dramatic — there was always “one more thing” —he was as keen as his knack for divining what people wanted before they even seemed to realize it themselves. Read more of this post