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The recent passing of Steve Jobs didn't change the way he has effected the world. With products he dreamed up as the head of Apple, Jobs couldn't be more relevant as the digital world continues to be attractive to those last few hold outs. Apple's cutting edge products, which include the iPod, iPhone and the iPad, occupy the evolution of modern technology.
Jobs adoptive family lived in Mountain View within California's Silicon Valley. As he grew up, Jobs and his father would work on things together in the family garage, including electronic contraptions. Steve was keen to assembly and the disassembly. His father would show his son how to take apart and reconstruct electronics, a hobby which instilled the drive that Jobs is known for.
Jobs professional life began as a games designer with Atari. Bored, he hit the high road to absorb life on the road in India. Eventually, he and Steve Wozniak partnered in his parents garage to found Apple Computers. Their vision of computers was counter-intuitive to the mainstream. Their efforts were rewarded right away. The Apple I and Apple II put the pair into an atmosphere they could hardly believe, but they took advantage of their success to continue their dream. By 1980 and six years after Jobs dropped out of college, Apple Computer became a publicly traded company with a market value of more than a billion dollars on the very first day of trading.
By 1985, Jobs was out at Apple but heading up a new concern called Pixar – a movie animation studio that would lead that industry to new heights. By the early 90s, Jobs recaptured his position at Apple and helped establish a huge turnaround in the face of incredible competition from both IBM and Microsoft.
His leadership at the helm of Apple has proven itself by Apple becoming the most capitalized company in the United States. With money in the bank, profits exceeding expectation and it stock at an all time high, Apple – as a legacy to Steve Jobs – remains the forerunner of consumer desire when it comes to functionality, efficiency and style.