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Book Review – Steve Jobs
The book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Issacson, just like its explicit and simplistic title, told the story of the life of Steve Jobs – Apple’s founder and CEO. Written in chronological order, readers get to have a close look at Jobs’ life, from the little boy tinkering with electronic components in his parents’ garage to the man in charge of changing the face of computing in the 21st century. Originally given up by his birth parents, Jobs was blessed to have come to the loving and supportive family of Paul and Clara Jobs. Jobs emphasizes, time after time, that only they are truly his parents. His childhood is spent working with semi-conductors and electrical parts as California’s Mountainview neighborhood – later on known as Silicon Valley – is the starting point of the newly immersed technology wave. From an early age, Jobs has showed himself to be determined to get what he wants, one example is by directly calling Bill Hewlett – cofounder of Hewlett and Packard – to ask for a component part needed to build his frequency counter. The Valley is also the place that witness the materialization of the fateful friendship between Jobs and Wozniak. At college age, Jobs develops an interest in zen and enrolls in Reed College - a liberal art university in Oregon. This period refines Jobs’ inner awareness and shapes his disposition to be the facilitator of technology and art, therefore sets him apart from competitors down the road. The idea for Apple Computer budded from Wozniak’ meetings with Homebrew Computer Club – a group of hobbyists that are passionate about computers – that drives him to build a computer for himself. Technically speaking, the first Apple computer credit belongs to Wozniak alone. However, without Steve Jobs’ business ingenuity, Woz would probably still be handing out free blueprints of his genius invention to hackers and geeks. It…...

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