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On his own, Jobs founded the [=NeXT=] computer company, which struggled under his exacting design specifications and slow sales of [=PCs=] that proved to be ahead of their time in many respects. Along the way, Jobs also purchased the computer graphics organization, The Graphics Group, from Creator/GeorgeLucas. This organization was later renamed Creator/{{Pixar}} and would go under Jobs' corporate management, which helped empower creative head Creator/JohnLasseter's artistic direction, to become a major innovator in computer animation and a dominant artistic force in WesternAnimation, in cooperation with Creator/{{Disney}} in feature films like ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in 1995.

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On his own, Jobs founded the [=NeXT=] computer company, which struggled under his exacting design specifications and slow sales of [=PCs=] that proved to be ahead of their time in many respects. The lasting legacy of [=NeXT=] is that British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee used one of their computers to develop first World Wide Web browser and server. Along the way, Jobs also purchased the computer graphics organization, The Graphics Group, from Creator/GeorgeLucas. This organization was later renamed Creator/{{Pixar}} and would go under Jobs' corporate management, which helped empower creative head Creator/JohnLasseter's artistic direction, to become a major innovator in computer animation and a dominant artistic force in WesternAnimation, in cooperation with Creator/{{Disney}} in feature films like ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in 1995.


In 1996, [=NeXT=] was bought by Apple and Jobs returned to the company and soon resumed control. Under his leadership, the lagging company soon prospered with the iMac computer line, but also branched out into new products that made a deep impact in pop culture. Jobs oversaw the creation of the iPod MP3 player that became the pre-eminent example of a new music market, which was complemented by the iTunes store that redefined online media retail, while he also manipulated desperate companies in the sagging music industry to cooperate in an arrangement shamelessly stacked in Apple's favor.

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In 1996, [=NeXT=] was bought by Apple and Jobs returned to the company and soon resumed control. Under his leadership, the lagging company soon prospered with the iMac computer line, but also branched out into new products that made a deep impact in pop culture. Jobs oversaw the creation of the iPod MP3 [=MP3=] player that became the pre-eminent example of a new music market, which was complemented by the iTunes store that redefined online media retail, while he also manipulated desperate companies in the sagging music industry to cooperate in an arrangement shamelessly stacked in Apple's favor.


Although a post-secondary dropout, his flair for technology and how to design and market it combined with the technical mastery of his partner, Steve Wozniak, helped create Apple Computer in 1976. From that partnership, Apple grew to be a major player in the embryonic consumer market with innovative products like the UsefulNotes/AppleII and the {{Macintosh}}. However, Jobs' abrasive personality and stubbornly selective acknowledgement of reality alienated much of the staff and management. This extended before Apple such as when Jobs was at Creator/{{Atari}}, he got the job to create the classic game, ''Breakout'', only to convince Wozniak to do the major programming work and secretly kept most of the bonus money for himself. Eventually Apple's market difficulties in the mid-1980s enabled the Apple board to have him KickedUpstairs - he was still the chairman of the company, but was stripped off all decision-making powers and assigned to an almost-empty building instead. Jobs was not fooled by this move and after a losing power struggle to prevent this, he quit.

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Although a post-secondary dropout, his Jobs's flair for technology and how to design and market it combined with the technical mastery of his partner, Steve Wozniak, helped create Apple Computer in 1976. 1976, starting with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I Apple I]], whose introductory sale price was $666.66, because Wozniak liked repeating digits, and the price was a 1/3 markup from $500.00. From that partnership, Apple grew to be a major player in the embryonic consumer market with innovative products like the UsefulNotes/AppleII and the {{Macintosh}}.UsefulNotes/{{Macintosh}}. However, Jobs' abrasive personality and stubbornly selective acknowledgement of reality alienated much of the staff and management. This extended before Apple such as when Jobs was at Creator/{{Atari}}, he got the job to create the classic game, ''Breakout'', only to convince Wozniak to do the major programming work and secretly kept most of the bonus money for himself. Eventually Apple's market difficulties in the mid-1980s enabled the Apple board to have him KickedUpstairs - he was still the chairman of the company, but was stripped off all decision-making powers and assigned to an almost-empty building instead. Jobs was not fooled by this move and after a losing power struggle to prevent this, he quit.


'''Steven Paul Jobs''' (February 24, 1955 -- October 5, 2011) was an American inventor, film producer and business executive who pioneered much of the popular penetration of personal computers and their related applications in popular culture.

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'''Steven Steven Paul Jobs''' Jobs (February 24, 1955 -- October 5, 2011) was an American inventor, film producer and business executive who pioneered much of the popular penetration of personal computers and their related applications in popular culture.


On his own, Jobs founded the [=NeXT=] computer company, which struggled under his exacting design specifications and slow sales of [=PCs=] that proved to be ahead of their time in many respects. Along the way, Jobs also purchased the computer graphics organization, The Graphics Group, from Creator/GeorgeLucas. This organization was later renamed Creator/{{Pixar}} and would go under Jobs' corporate management, which helped empower creative head JohnLasseter's artistic direction, to become a major innovator in computer animation and a dominant artistic force in WesternAnimation, in cooperation with Creator/{{Disney}} in feature films like ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in 1995.

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On his own, Jobs founded the [=NeXT=] computer company, which struggled under his exacting design specifications and slow sales of [=PCs=] that proved to be ahead of their time in many respects. Along the way, Jobs also purchased the computer graphics organization, The Graphics Group, from Creator/GeorgeLucas. This organization was later renamed Creator/{{Pixar}} and would go under Jobs' corporate management, which helped empower creative head JohnLasseter's Creator/JohnLasseter's artistic direction, to become a major innovator in computer animation and a dominant artistic force in WesternAnimation, in cooperation with Creator/{{Disney}} in feature films like ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in 1995.


Jobs has had a ton of documentaries and at least, ''three'' {{Biopic}}s made about him: the first being a 1999 TV docudrama, ''Film/PiratesOfSiliconValley'', starring Creator/NoahWyle and focusing on his rivalry with Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates; a 2013 indie film entitled ''Film/{{Jobs}}'' starring Creator/AshtonKutcher in the title role and the 2015 Creator/DannyBoyle film, ''Film/SteveJobs'', based on the biography of the same name with Jobs being played by Creator/MichaelFassbender.

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Jobs has had a ton of documentaries and at least, ''three'' {{Biopic}}s made about him: the first being a 1999 TV docudrama, ''Film/PiratesOfSiliconValley'', starring Creator/NoahWyle and focusing on his rivalry with Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates; a 2013 indie film entitled ''Film/{{Jobs}}'' starring Creator/AshtonKutcher in the title role and role; the 2015 Creator/DannyBoyle film, ''Film/SteveJobs'', based on the biography of the same name with Jobs being played by Creator/MichaelFassbender.Creator/MichaelFassbender, and ''Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine'' by CNN Films.


This spectacular success made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occurred when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, in 2003 when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.

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This spectacular success made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occurred when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, in 2003 when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.


This spectacular success made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occurred when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, in 2003 when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.

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This spectacular success made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occurred when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, in 2003 when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.


Although a post-secondary dropout, his flair for technology and how to design and market it combined with the technical mastery of his partner, Steve Wozniak, helped create Apple Computer in 1976. From that partnership, Apple grew to be a major player in the embryonic consumer market with innovative products like the UsefulNotes/AppleII and the {{Macintosh}}. However, Jobs' abrasive personality and stubbornly selective acknowledgement of reality alienated much of the staff and management, and Apple's market difficulties in the mid-1980s gave a convenient rationale to dismiss him from the company. However, some accounts stated that he left the company on his own accord after he was [[KickedUpstairs technically made a puppet]]- he is still the chairman of the company, but is stripped off all decision-making powers and assigned to an almost-empty building instead.[[http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=The_End_Of_An_Era.txt]]

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Although a post-secondary dropout, his flair for technology and how to design and market it combined with the technical mastery of his partner, Steve Wozniak, helped create Apple Computer in 1976. From that partnership, Apple grew to be a major player in the embryonic consumer market with innovative products like the UsefulNotes/AppleII and the {{Macintosh}}. However, Jobs' abrasive personality and stubbornly selective acknowledgement of reality alienated much of the staff and management, management. This extended before Apple such as when Jobs was at Creator/{{Atari}}, he got the job to create the classic game, ''Breakout'', only to convince Wozniak to do the major programming work and secretly kept most of the bonus money for himself. Eventually Apple's market difficulties in the mid-1980s gave a convenient rationale enabled the Apple board to dismiss have him from the company. However, some accounts stated that he left the company on his own accord after KickedUpstairs - he was [[KickedUpstairs technically made a puppet]]- he is still the chairman of the company, but is was stripped off all decision-making powers and assigned to an almost-empty building instead.[[http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=The_End_Of_An_Era.txt]]
instead. Jobs was not fooled by this move and after a losing power struggle to prevent this, he quit.



This made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.

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This spectacular success made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured occurred when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, in 2003 when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.


Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound. For instance for his work running Pixar, Jobs was listed in the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwards ''In Memorium'' montage for the year of his death and is officially honored as a Disney Legend of that company's history.

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Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound. For instance for his work running Pixar, Jobs was listed in the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwards [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]] ''In Memorium'' montage for the year of his death and is officially honored as a Disney Legend of that company's history.


Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound. For instance for his work running Pixar, Jobs was listed in the AcademyAwards ''In Memorium'' montage for the year of his death and is officially honored as a Disney Legend of that company's history.

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Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound. For instance for his work running Pixar, Jobs was listed in the AcademyAwards UsefulNotes/AcademyAwards ''In Memorium'' montage for the year of his death and is officially honored as a Disney Legend of that company's history.


Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound. For instance for his work running Pixar, Jobs is now officially honored as a Disney Legend of that company's history.

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Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound. For instance for his work running Pixar, Jobs was listed in the AcademyAwards ''In Memorium'' montage for the year of his death and is now officially honored as a Disney Legend of that company's history.


This made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation. For that kind of influence, Jobs is now officially honored as a Disney Legend of the company's history.

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This made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation. For that kind of influence, Jobs is now officially honored as a Disney Legend of the company's history.



Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound.

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Steve Jobs has been hailed as one of the great American business innovators and leaders of modern times, with a popular culture impact at least as profound.
profound. For instance for his work running Pixar, Jobs is now officially honored as a Disney Legend of that company's history.


This made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.

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This made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became the single biggest shareholder of the corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.
animation. For that kind of influence, Jobs is now officially honored as a Disney Legend of the company's history.


This made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as subsidiary 2006, Jobs became one of the most powerful figures in the corporatation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.

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This made Jobs so important to Disney that a crisis occured when the company CEO, Michael Eisner, insulted Pixar, and by extension Jobs, when he publicly denigrated the upcoming film, ''Disney/FindingNemo'', as a sure flop bound to take them down a peg. When that film became yet another critically hailed smash hit that topped all the others just as Pixar's contract with Disney was about to expire, Jobs, who loathed Eisner even before that insult, was ready to walk away and entertain the certain flood of offers with rival film companies. To prevent that corporate disaster, on top of other complaints about Eisner's arrogant incompetence, Disney investors rose up to fire Eisner in part to placate Jobs. Furthermore, when the new CEO decided to then to outright purchased Pixar as a subsidiary in 2006, Jobs became one the single biggest shareholder of the most powerful figures in the corporatation corporation while Lasseter was put in charge of all of the company's animation.

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