Steve Jobs Influence On Society

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Steve Jobs could easily be considered one of the greatest influences in the modern age, and his story of rising from rags to riches has been retold countless times by those who aspire to be like him. Although dropping out of college at the age of nineteen to work in his dad’s cluttered garage with friends could hardly be seen as a wise investment at the time, those who doubted were soon proven wrong. In 1979, Steve Jobs - in collaboration with Steve Wozniak - created the first Apple computer featuring a wooden case instead of the usual plastic and began to sell the handmade computers at a local store for the questionable price of $666.66. Later, with the same money he made from the computers he began to make a refurbished model featuring a …show more content…
However, it wasn’t until 2007 when his power soon began to influence the country by introducing the first ever iPhone, and later in 2010 the iPad. Even after his death, we still are under his influence as it becomes more applicable to our way of life. Although he could be considered abrasive at times with his judgement, it could be possible that without it Steve Jobs would not leave as strong of an imprint on the world. Steve Jobs was born February 24, 1955, and later adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs who had a great influence on his choice of career later in life. “Paul showed his son how to take apart and reconstruct electronics, a hobby that instilled confidence, tenacity and mechanical prowess in young Jobs.”(Steve Jobs Biography) As a young child Steve Jobs was a prodigy, yet he …show more content…
Were it not for the influence of Steve Jobs three dimensional animated movies would be unheard of. While Steve Jobs was the owner of NeXt Software he invested a large sum of money in a small group of graphic designers from lucasfilms to establish a small group called Pixar. “Steve Jobs purchases the Computer Graphics Division from George Lucas and establishes an independent company to be christened "Pixar." At this time about 44 people are employed.” (Pixar) The company began small with 10 minute shorts such as Tin Toy which later became the inspiration behind the first full length computer animated movie Toy Story. However before the Pixar began to gain notice in the eyes of the public it was a loss of money for Steve jobs, and as a result he began to firing employees without notice or pay “When Steve had to make cutbacks at Pixar, he fired people and didn 't give any severance pay.”(Love, Dylan) Even Though some could easily argue that this was unfair treatment for those who worked under him; it could just as easily said that without quick and decisive action Pixar would have been a complete disaster. If it were not for Steve Jobs investments and quick decisive action, computer generated movies would not be on such a grand scale as they are today. “Jobs ' initial $5 million purchase price, plus the

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