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Apple inc and Steve Jobs - a bit of history

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a little bit of Apple evangelism I did a few years back, when everyone used grey wintel boxes and I insisted in using my personal Macbook at work. video clips were taken from "Pirates of Silicon Valley" and images from various sources and Apple fan sites.


Slide 9 - Unveilling of Apple ii at Trade Show West Coast Computer Faire in 1977
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUxhUToCZgQ&t=5m43s

Slide 14 - bill gates & co. visits Apple campus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJl0jCknB6c&t=2m51s

Slide 31 - Think Different ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oAB83Z1ydE

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Apple inc and Steve Jobs - a bit of history

  1. 1.  : a bit of history Apple Inc, Steven P. Jobs, Macs
  2. 2. 1. Apple Computer incorporated
  3. 3. at those times computers were expensive and existed only in labs and govts. Wozniak was working fulltime at HP, andloved to design computers (motherboards) Steve Jobs convined Woz to design a computer that they could sell, and Woz agreed. founded April 1st,1976 Steve Wozniak (25), Steve Jobs (21)
  4. 4. At a Homebrew Computer Club meeting, Apple I Jobs demoed the Apple I. Jobs convinced Byte Shop owner to buy 50 Apple Is - even though at that time, heand Woz didn’t even have the money to buy the parts.
  5. 5. Steve Jobs sold his VW van, managed to borrow $5000 to pay deposits, and convinced suppliers to extend 30 dayscredit on $15000 worth of parts. They worked hard in Steve’sparents garage for a month, and earned $8000. Steve went looking for funds at Sequoia. Mark Markulla came on board, Apple computer inc. was bornadded more than $30k to Apple.
  6. 6. Apple ][
  7. 7. steve wanted to shake the world by Apple ][. Designed the case himself and ordered his staff to polish the corners round with sand-paper. Also hidden all cables to make the computer look friendly to general public.
  8. 8. woz wanted to build a new computer withcolor and sound support, so he can playBreakout. With AppleBASIC programmed in the ROM and up to 8 slots, Apple //was designed from the ground up to be adeveloper friendly computer. It even has support for upper case/lowers case for typing. next steps: Apple ][
  9. 9. Trade Show West Coast Computer Faire in 1977. Bill Gates became a Mac developer.After Apple ][ got famous, IBM announced it would start to sell PCs in 1981.The Apple ii platform lasted from 1976-1989, with install base of 2m. See clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=rUxhUToCZgQ&t=5m43s
  10. 10. Trade Show West Coast Computer Faire in 1977. Bill Gates became a Mac developer.After Apple ][ got famous, IBM announced it would start to sell PCs in 1981.The Apple ii platform lasted from 1976-1989, with install base of 2m. See clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=rUxhUToCZgQ&t=5m43s
  11. 11. the mac child of a power struggle. steve jobsdrove a bunch of top engineers mad to create his dream machine. insanely great. make a dent in the universe. The Macintosh
  12. 12. first computer to feature a GUI and a mouse. xerox parc costing $100000 Inspiration: Xerox Parc
  13. 13. Lisa OS
  14. 14. bill gates & co. visits Apple campus http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=fJl0jCknB6c&t=2m51s Mac and Windows
  15. 15. bill gates & co. visits Apple campus http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=fJl0jCknB6c&t=2m51s Mac and Windows
  16. 16. windows 1.0
  17. 17. aftermath.woz leaves apple, steve got fired in 1985. apple began its 10 years demise.
  18. 18. aftermath.woz leaves apple, steve got fired in 1985. apple began its 10 years demise.
  19. 19. aftermath.woz leaves apple, steve got fired in 1985. apple began its 10 years demise.
  20. 20. formed NeXT Computer and PiXAR
  21. 21. jobs returned to Apple in 98, when Apple bought NExt Computers. Steve, as iCEO, unleashed the iMac
  22. 22. jobs returned to Apple in 98, when Apple bought NExt Computers. Steve, as iCEO, unleashed the iMac
  23. 23. jobs returned to Apple in 98, when Apple bought NExt Computers. Steve, as iCEO, unleashed the iMac
  24. 24. jobs returned to Apple in 98, when Apple bought NExt Computers. Steve, as iCEO, unleashed the iMac
  25. 25. jobs returned to Apple in 98, when Apple bought NExt Computers. Steve, as iCEO, unleashed the iMac
  26. 26. jobs returned to Apple in 98, when Apple bought NExt Computers. Steve, as iCEO, unleashed the iMac
  27. 27. 2. Steven P Jobsand his influence on Apple products this section is about some of the wild and eccentric things Steve Jobs said or did. And they turned out to have pivotal impacts on the Apple products are designed and built.
  28. 28. youth: grew up in late 60s and influenced by its culture. woodstock. the beatles. dylan. vietnam war.
  29. 29. After earning enough money, Steve Jobs travelled to India with a friend to look for holy gurus Kainchi ashram and Neem Karoli Baba to learn about life. The pair eventually wandered across India withshaved heads and few possessions in hope of seeking spiritual solace and enlightenment. In his later years Steve remains dedicatedto spiritualism practices. He would regularly visitor a Shinto priest whom acted as his mentor, became a vegetarian, and lead anon-extravagant life style. He remains very much obsessed with ideologies and achieving something great. At all costs.
  30. 30. perfectionist, inspirational, grand schemer, visionary
  31. 31. “Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life” “Stay hungry. Stay foolish” “Innovation is the distinction between a“The only way to do great work is leader and a follower.”to love what you do.” “A computer ! a bicycle of "r minds” “People who are serious about software build their own hardware” perfectionist, inspirational, grand schemer, visionary
  32. 32. menacing, ruthless, manipulative, controlling, egoistic
  33. 33. "I hear youre great, but everything youve done sofar is crap. Come work for me." “You guys really fucked up. I’m going to have to lay a lot of you off.”“Tell me what you do at Apple and why I “are you a virgin?!”shouldn’t fire you.” “I think it’s fucking shit.” "The only problem with Microsoft is they just have n menacing, ruthless, manipulative, controlling, egoistic taste.They have absolutely no taste."
  34. 34. aesthetics and incredible attention to detail few things of how he did influenced Apple products - design and typography at 17 he insisted going to Reed College, Portland, Oregon (as expensive as Stanford), but after 6 months he dropped out. "I decided to take a calligraphy class. Ilearned about serif and san serif typefaces,about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in away that science cant capture, and I found it fascinating." "If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And sinceWindows just copied the Mac, its likely thatno personal computer would have them."
  35. 35. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.
  36. 36. not only must software be dead simple to use, it also has to pass the “induce childlike wonder” test.
  37. 37. mac chime - a baby’s first cry
  38. 38. mac chime - a baby’s first cry
  39. 39. Closing - Here’s to the crazy ones.
  40. 40. Closing - Here’s to the crazy ones.

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