Who was Steven Paul Jobs?
A: Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate and investor.
Steve Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the what?
A: The microcomputer revolution of the
1980s, along with
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
In 1974 traveled through India seeking what?
A: Enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism.
His declassified FBI report states what?
A: That he used marijuana and LSD while he was in college, and once told a reporter that taking LSD was "one of the two or three most important things" he had done in his life.
Together the duo gained fame and wealth a year later for the what?
A: The Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers.
Jobs saw the commercial potential of the Xerox Alto in 1979, which was what?
A: Mouse-driven and had a graphical user interface (GUI).
This led to development of the what?
A: The unsuccessful Apple Lisa in 1983.
Macintosh in 1984, was the what?
A: The first mass-produced computer with a GUI.
The Macintosh introduced the desktop publishing industry in 1985 with the addition of what?
A: The Apple LaserWriter, the first
laser printer to feature vector graphics.
Jobs was forced out of Apple in 1985 after a long power struggle with whom?
A: The company's board and its then-CEO John Sculley.
Apple merged with NeXT in 1997, and Jobs became what within a few months?
A: CEO of his former company.
Who were Jobs birth parents?
A: Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble.
Who adopted him?
A: Paul Jobs and Clara Hagopian.
Schieble became pregnant with Jobs in 1954 when she and Jandali spent the summer where?
A: With his family in Homs, Syria.
Jandali has stated that he "was very much in
love with Joanne ... but sadly, her father was a tyrant, and did what?
A: He forbade her to marry him because he was from Syria.
When was Steve born?
A: On February 24, 1955.
Where was he born?
A: In San Francisco.
Jobs was placed with a Bay Area blue collar couple Paul and Clara Jobs, neither of whom had what?
A: A college education.
Jobs would become upset when Paul and Clara were referred to as what?
A: "adoptive parents" as they "were my parents 1,000%."
With regard to his biological parents, Jobs referred to them as what?
A: "my sperm and egg bank.
Paul and Clara adopted Jobs's sister Patricia in what year?
When did the family move to Mountain View, California?
A: In 1961.
It was during this time that Paul built a workbench in his garage for his son in order to what?
A: "Pass along his love of mechanics."
Jobs, meanwhile, admired his father's what?
A: Craftsmanship "because he knew how to build anything.
By the time he was ten, Jobs was deeply involved in what?
He had difficulty making friends with children his own age, however, and was seen by his classmates as a what?
A: "A loner."
Jobs would later credit his fourth grade teacher, Imogene 'Teddy' Hill, with what?
A: Turning him around: "She taught an advanced fourth grade class and it took her about a month to get hip to my situation.
Though the Jobs family was not well off, they used all their savings in 1967 to buy what?
A: A new home.
The new home would allow Jobs to what?
A: Change schools.
The house was declared a historic site in 2013 as it was the first site for what?
A: Apple Computer and is now owned by Patty and occupied by Jobs's step-mother Marilyn.
When he was 13 in 1968, Jobs was given a summer job by whom?
A: Bill Hewlett (of Hewlett-Packard) after Jobs cold-called him to ask for parts for an electronics project.
Bill Fernandez, a fellow electronics hobbyist who was in Jobs's grade at Cupertino Junior High, was his what?
A: His first friend after the 1967 move.
Fernandez eventually introduced Jobs to whom?
A: An 18-year-old electronics whiz and Homestead High alum Steve Wozniak who lived across the street from Fernandez.
How did Jobs describe a change in him during mid-1970?
A: "I got stoned for the first time; I discovered
Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, and all that classic stuff.
Jobs also later noted what to his official biographer?
A: "I started to listen to music a whole lot, and I started to read more outside of just
Jobs developed what two different circles of friends?
A: Those who were involved in electronics and engineering and those who were interested in art and
These dual interests were particularly reflected during Jobs's senior year as his best friends were whom?
A: Wozniak and his first girlfriend, the artistic Homestead junior Chrisann Brennan.
Jobs also decided that rather than join the electronics club, he would do what?
A: Put on light shows with a friend for Homestead's avant-garde Jazz program.
How was Jobs described by a Homestead classmate?
A: As "kind of a brain and kind of a hippie ... but he never fit into either group.
In his senior year in late 1971 he was taking freshman English class at Stanford and working on what?
A: A Homestead underground film project with Chrisann.
In mid-1972, after graduation and before leaving for Reed College, Jobs and Brennan rented what?
A: A house from their other roommate, Al.
During the summer, Brennan, Jobs, and Steve Wozniak found an advertisement posted on the De Anza College bulletin board for what?
A: A job that required people to dress up as characters from Alice in Wonderland.
Brennan portrayed Alice while Wozniak, Jobs, and Al portrayed what?
A: The White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter.
Jobs enrolled at what College in Portland,
A: Reed College.
Reed was an expensive school that Paul and Clara could what?
A: Ill afford, and they were spending much of their life savings on their son's higher education.
Jobs became friends with what Reed's student body president?
A: Robert Friedland.
Brennan was now a senior at Homestead, and she did not have plans to do what?
A: To attend college.
Jobs asked Brennan to come and live with him in a house he rented near the Reed campus, but she what?
He had started seeing other women, and she was what?
A: Interested in someone she met in her art class.
In a 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Jobs what did Jobs say?
A: He stated that during this period, he slept on the floor in friends' dorm rooms, returned Coke bottles for food money, and got weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple.
In mid-1973, Jobs moved back to where?
A: The San Francisco Bay Area.
In 1973, Steve Wozniak designed his own version of what?
A: The classic video game Pong.
After finishing it, Wozniak gave the board to Jobs, who then took the game where?
A: Down to Atari, Inc. in Los Gatos, California.
Atari thought that Jobs had built it and gave him a job as a what?
A: A technician.
Atari's cofounder Nolan Bushnell later described him as what?
A: "Difficult but valuable", pointing out that "he was very often the smartest guy in the room, and he would let people know that."
By early 1974, Jobs was living what Brennan describes as a what?
A: A "simple life" in a Los Gatos cabin, working at Atari, and saving money for his impending trip to India.
How many times did Brennan visit him at the cabin?
Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in what year?
When did Jobs die?
A: On October 5, 2011, of respiratory arrest related to the tumor.