Stephen Jobs

Stephen Jobs

Stephen P. Jobs (born 24 February 1955). The co-founder and ex-president of Apple Computer, leader of the team that produced the Macintosh.

In 1979, when he was president of Apple, Steven Jobs saw a demonstration of Smalltalk at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. He and other Apple employees were "very impressed with the unique and revolutionary user-friendly design".

The first Macintosh was released in January 1984. Jobs described it as insanely great.

Jobs was ousted from Apple in 1985 and founded Next, Inc.. In December 1996 he was re-employed by Apple when they bought NeXT.

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