Steve Jobs And Wozniak Essay

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Register to read the introduction… In the fall of 1976 Wozniak finished the Apple II prototype. Jobs realized that it could become a major success; however they still lacked funds to produce it in large quantities. In 1977 Mike Markkula invested $92,000 in Apple. It wasn’t until The Apple II that Jobs PC hit it big. While the power of computing formerly had been available only to techies, it was suddenly delivered to classrooms, dens, and offices. Apple II was introduced in 1977 as the first fully assembled, programmable microcomputer. Nevertheless this machine still required customers to use their televisions as screens and to use audio cassettes for data storage. The Apple II sold for just under $1,300. The Apple II was the first true "personal computer" it was factory built, in-expensive and easy to learn and use. It provided the most extensive set of software, low cost floppy disks and easy modem operation. It eventually became one of the most popular computers ever due in part to the VisiCalc spreadsheet program (similar to today’s Excel) it was a business tool that made adoption of the Apple II a regular part of business. This was how Steve Jobs got his start… but it’s not how he became …show more content…
We knew after the Apple II that everyone could in fact own a computer, something that was previously unheard of and it changed everything. Jobs became famous for his designs and ideas of how things could be used. He didn’t only pay attention to what was in his products but what they looked like and what they meant to his buyers. That is how he changed the world, not with what his products have in them, all of the components of his products are the same as any other out there, but with how they look and what they make easier in our lives. No one goes out and says oh I’m going to buy a MP3 player that’s only 29.00$, they’re going to want to buy Apples iPod even if they have the same software. When you buy an apple product you’re not just buying the actual product your buying what the product represents. Job’s ability to take what he wants in a phone, portable music device, and computer and make it real and wanted by the masses is a

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