20 Facts About Steve Jobs
1. Steve Jobs has Syrian roots. The name of the biological father Steve Abdulfattoh Jandal (Abdulfattah Jandali). Mona Simpson
2. Nurse Jobs - novelist Mona Simpson (Mona Simpson). About its existence Steve found out as an adult. Her first novel, "Anywhere but Here" (Anywhere But Here) talked about her relationship with her parents, who, ironically, are the parents, and Steve Jobs. Jobs and Simpson did not know about their relationship until the 1990s. It is (to some extent) argument in the dispute nature and nurture. Two children have a unique outlook on life and are among the best artists in completely different areas.
3. The biological parents of Steve Jobs, as graduate students questioned his willingness to take on the burden of education and gave her son up for adoption. A few years later they had another child was born. For the future adoptive parents Steve was the only requirement - they must have a university degree. But the couple holding a child, lied to them. As it turned out, a college education they received (the mother did not even graduated from high school). They had almost given up, but they promised to send Steve to college.
4. When Steve worked at Atari, he was given the task to create a printed circuit board for the game Breakout (Arkanoid). According to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, has offered $ 100 for each chip that could be removed from the machine. Jobs knew little about board design and agreed with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the surprise of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips to 50. The design has become so dense that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. Jobs then told Wozniak that Atari gave them only $ 700 (instead of the actual 5000) and that Wozniak's share, so $ 350. 5. He did not recognize her first child, claiming that fruitless.
6. Steve was pesketariantsem. In other words, he ate fish, eat vegetarian food (including eggs and dairy products), but did not eat meat.
7. Jobs was thinking to leave the monastery and become a monk. Wedding ceremony Jobs spent his guru, a Buddhist monk.
8. Steve Jobs tried LSD at least once in his youth. He said that the experience was "one of the two or three most important things he did in his life."
9. Jobs has always had confidence. When in the 12 years he has run radio, he telephoned William Hewlett (the same one from Hewlett-Packard) and asked for help to get the necessary parts: "My name is Steve Jobs, and I would like to know if you have spare parts that I could I am used to build the frequency counter. " After talking with the boy, William sent him all the necessary and invited the firm to work on holidays.
10. Apple founder was in the Guinness Book of Records as the director with the most modest salary in the world, according to official documents, salary Jobs is $ 1 per year. John Scully
11. In 1983, Jobs convinced John Scully to go from the company Pepsi-Cola to Apple. Subsequently, as a result of conflict between them, Steve Jobs himself was removed from the project management and was forced out of Apple. The Beatles
12. Jobs many years he was a fan of The Beatles. In addition, he loved classical music, especially Bach. Closely followed the work of Barbara Streisand, frequented concerts and other events with her participation. 13. Steve drove a car (Mercedes SL55 AMG) without license plates, and always parked on the ground for people with disabilities.
14 90% Apple employees have never met Steve Jobs.
15. Jobs bought Pixar studio of 10 million. Dollars, and sold it to Disney for 7, 5 billion.
16. Steve was a 48 foot size. Apple II
17. When the Apple II computer (first introduced in 1977), with the most advanced GUI for the time that has gained popularity, Steve was only 25, and he became one of the youngest millionaires of his time. Steve Jobs and Tim Cook
18. Steve several times headed the lists of the most hated of Directors in the press. The inscription on the screen: Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated
19. August 29, 2008 news department Bloomberg published a 17-page obituary dedicated to the death of Steve Jobs. Fortunately, the error was quickly discovered.
20. Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011. Everlasting memory. Rest in peace.