Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 –October 5, 2011) was an Americanbusinessman and inventor widelyrecognized as a charismatic pioneer ofthe personal computer revolution.He wasco-founder, chairman, and chief executiveofficer of Apple Inc. Jobs was co-founderand previously served as chief executiveof Pixar Animation Studios; he became amember of the board of directors of TheWalt Disney Company in 2006, followingthe acquisition of Pixar by Disney.
The name Apple was chosen because the company to beat in the technology industry at the time was Atari, and Apple Computer came before Atari alphabetically and thus also in the phone book. Another reason was that Jobs had happy memories of working on an Oregon apple farm one summer.
TV as the display system. Text was displayed at a terribly slow 60 characters per second. Faster than teleprinters. Included bootstrap code on ROM.
Apple II included graphics, and, eventually, color. Much improved case and keyboard.A number of different models of the Apple II series were built, including the Apple IIe and Apple IIGS
The Apple III (Apple 3) was designed to take on the IBM PC in the business environment. The physical design of the case was not sufficient to cool the components inside it. Thousands of Apple III computers were recalled and, although a new model was introduced in 1983 to rectify the problems, the damage was already done.
This new machine would feature a completely different interface and introduce the words mouse, icon, and desktop. They came away with new ideas that would complete the foundation for Apple Computers first GUI computer, the Apple Lisa. The first iteration of Apples WIMP interface was a floppy disk.
Itcame bundled with two applications designed to show off its interface: MacWrite and Mac Paint. The Macintosh would become known as the de- facto platform for many industries including cinema, music, advertising, publishing and the arts.
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