Who Was Steve Jobs By chris H. Period: Jan 1, 1955 to Oct 5, 2011 Who Was Steve Jobs? Feb 24, 1955 birth & adopted Joanne Schieble was Steve's real mother, but Steve was adopted by Paul & Clara Jobs. Jun 14, 1957 Mona Simpson & Patti Jobs Mona was his half sister and Patti was adopted. Feb 24, 1960 Birthday present Steve loved helping his dad work on cars, so on his 5th birthday present was his own work bench. May 12, 1968 Summer job he got a job durring the summer for Hewlett-Packard(HP). May 19, 1972 graduated high school Steve graduated high school and started Reed College in Oregon but was a non-traditional student. He only attended classes that interested him. Mar 5, 1975 went to work at Atari quit college to work for Atari to earn money for trip to India Apr 1, 1976 started Apple Computer on April Fool's Day he and Woz started Apple Computer. They picked the name because they liked to eat fruit. May 17, 1978 Lisa, daughter born Steve's girlfriend, Chrisann, had their daughter but he didn't want to have anything to do with familyhood. Aug 5, 1979 Apple II showed Apple II at west Coast Computer Faire; cost was $220 but they sold them for $500. Nov 30, 1980 became youngest millionaire He was featured in Time magazine as the youngest millionaire at age 25. May 5, 1981 Woz's plane crashed Woz's plane crashed and he took months to get better and he never returned to work fulltime. Jan 5, 1984 Macintosh presented Mackintosh was introduced to the world "for the rest of us". He chose the name Macintosh because it is a kind of apple. Steve hired John Sculley from Pepsi to give him help running the company. May 5, 1985 Scully replaced Steve Scully replaced Steve as head of Mac so he left Apple and created NeXT. The logo cost $100,000. Jul 5, 1986 Mother died Steve's mother, Clara, died and he met his sister, Mona Aug 5, 1986 got to work with George Lucas (Pixar) He had admired George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, for a long time. Finally he got to work with him and Steve became owner of the company which Steve named Pixar. May 5, 1990 met Laurene Powell He met Laurene Powell at Stanford when he was there to give a speech. Love was in the air. Jan 5, 1991 Steve and Laurene married Steve and Laurene were married at Yosemite National Park and in September a baby, Reed Paul Jobs, was born. May 5, 1991 Pixar losing money Because they were losing money, most of the Pixar staff had to be laid off. May 5, 1993 father died Steve's father died and his daughter, Lisa, came to live with them. May 5, 1993 NeXT losing money Now NeXT was losing money and their workers had to be laid off. May 5, 1995 Toy Story opens finally Toy Story, a Pixar movie, opened with wonderful success! May 5, 1996 Steve is billionaire Steve is not just a millionaire, he is now a billionaire! May 5, 1997 Think Different campaign Steve put up signs of famous people known for doing something new. In the corner of each poster was the Apple logo and the words "think different" Jan 9, 2001 iTunes started Steve started iTunes made a computer a personal jukebox May 5, 2001 opened Apple stores Steve wanted his stores to look different. He used lots of glass and had a "genius bar" where people could get help with their computer problems. Oct 4, 2001 iPod At the press event in California, Steve pulled out a device thinner than a Hershey chocolate bar and called it the iPod. May 5, 2002 iPod synced with Microsoft machines In 2002 Steve agreed to have the Apple iPod sync with all Microsoft Window program. May 5, 2003 99Cent copies To make people in the music industry happier, he convinced them to charge 99 cents to download a song from iTunes May 5, 2003 cancer attacks Steve Steve got cancer in his pancreas but put off surguey for a year while he tried changing his diet, but the cancer grew. May 5, 2005 speech at Stanford graduation Steve gave the graduation speech at Stanford. He told the students not to waste time by living someone else's life. May 5, 2007 iPhone Steve ntroduced the iPhone at an Apple products show. It could do so much more than other phones. May 5, 2008 biography written Steve seemed to know he wouldn't live much longer. He asked Walter Isaacson to write his biography. May 5, 2010 ipad introduced Steve brought out ipad which made this computer smaller, lighter, and thinnen than anything before it. It did not have outside wires and people could do many new things with it. Oct 5, 2011 Steve died Steve looked at his wife, daughters, sister and his last words were "oh wow, oh wow, oh wow".