Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently

Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently

Patricia Lakin

Language: English

Pages: 93

ISBN: 1481435302

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” 'School Library Journal' and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience.

Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius.

These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the “Thomas Edison of our time.”

Originally published in 2012, this revised edition includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.

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stay-at-home mothers, and Steve was fortunate that Clara was able to spend a great deal of time with him, even teaching him to read before he started school. When not at work, Paul was a constant presence in Steve’s life too. “I was very lucky. . . . My father, Paul, was a pretty remarkable man. . . . He was a machinist by trade and worked very hard and was kind of a genius with his hands. . . . He . . . showed me how to use a hammer and saw and how to build things. It really was very good for

He said, “She got hip to my whole situation in about a month and kindled a passion in me for learning things.” As Jobs recalled, “She got me kits for making cameras. I ground my own lens and made a camera. . . . I think I probably learned more academically that one year than I’ve ever learned in my life.” Fourth grade with Mrs. Hill has to be considered a turning point in Steve’s life. In a 1995 interview he said, “I’m a hundred percent sure that if it hadn’t been for Mrs. Hill in fourth grade

wondering whether each person had a family to support, or whether years from now, one of his own kids might be told they were out of a job. But Apple’s poor health motivated him to proceed with the layoffs. Apple needed to focus on a few areas only: desktop and portable computers, both for professional users and for consumers. Steve felt that now that Apple had a direction, many employees would welcome the streamlining of the company. In the past, they’d been stretched too thin and had worked in

Catmull, Edwin, 125 CGI (computer-generated imagery), 127 Chiat/Day agency, 109, 151, 153 Circuit boards about, 58 assembling for first Apple computer, 67–68 insistence on beautiful, 105–6 showing at Homebrew Computer Club, 63 showing to Terrell, 64 Civil rights movement, 25 Clow, Lee, 151–52 Computer-generated imagery (CGI), 127 Computers, personal, 18–19, 73–75, 91–93 Connecting the dots, 2, 166 Cook, Tim, 173 Cramer Electronics, 65–66 Cream Soda Computer, 29 Crittenden Middle

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