Steve Jobs

විකිපීඩියා, නිදහස් විශ්වකෝෂය වෙතින්
වෙත පනින්න: සංචලනය, සොයන්න

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (/ˈɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American information technology entrepreneur and inventor. He was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios;[1] a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Shortly after his death, Jobs's official biographer, Walter Isaacson, described him as a "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."[2]

ස්Jobs's countercultural lifestyle and philosophy was a product of the time and place of his upbringing. Jobs was adopted at birth in San Francisco, and raised in a hotbed of counterculture, the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s.[3] As a senior at Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, his two closest friends were the older engineering student (and Homestead High alumnus) Wozniak and his girlfriend, the artistically inclined and countercultural Homestead High junior Chrisann Brennan.[4] Jobs and Wozniak bonded over their mutual fascination with Jobs's musical idol Bob Dylan, discussing his lyrics and collecting bootleg reel-to-reel tapes of Dylan's concerts.[5] Jobs later dated Joan Baez who notably had a prior relationship with Dylan.[5] Jobs briefly attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out.[4] He then decided to travel through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism.[6] Jobs's declassified FBI report says an acquaintance knew that Jobs used illegal drugs in college including marijuana and LSD.[7] Jobs told a reporter once that taking LSD was "one of the two or three most important things" he did in his life.[8]


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  2. Isaacson, Walter (2011). Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster. 
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  7. Tsukayama, Hayley (2012-02-09). "Steve Jobs's unflattering FBI file mentions drug use, 2.65 GPA". The Washington Post (in ඉංග්‍රීසි). ISSN 0190-8286. සම්ප්‍රවේශය 2016-02-26.  More than one of |accessdate= and |access-date= specified (help); More than one of |ISSN= and |issn= specified (help)
  8. Palmer, Brian (2011-10-06). "Did Dropping Acid Make Steve Jobs More Creative?". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. සම්ප්‍රවේශය 2016-02-24.  More than one of |accessdate= and |access-date= specified (help); More than one of |ISSN= and |issn= specified (help)
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