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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Steve Jobs

This 1994 ink over graphite portrait of Steve Jobs (1955-2011) by David Levine hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
 A few years after dropping out of college, twenty-one year-old Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer with his high school friend Steve Wozniak (born 1950). Convinced that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” jobs made clean, elegant design the hallmark of Apple products. Under his supervision, the company developed the Macintosh, the first mass-produced, low-cost personal computer with a graphical user interface. “We started out to get a computer in the hands of everyday people,” Jobs later recalled, “and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.”

In 1985, Jobs left Apple following a long-brewing power struggle. He went on to acquire Pixar, which produced the first computer animated film, Toy Story, in 1995. Returning to Apple in 1996, jobs sparked an era of extraordinary inventiveness. With spellbinding showmanship, he introduced the world to the iPod; the iPhone, and the iPad-devices that have transformed everyday life achieving his ambition to “make a dent in the universe.” -- National Portrait Gallery
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An older Steve Jobs appears in this 2010 photo (Wikipedia):

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