“When Steve Jobs founded the Apple computer company, he changed the face of computing. And this week his revolution in how we buy and listen to music expanded with the European launch of Apple’s online store, iTunes,” BBC News reports. “Steve Jobs was a precocious talent. In 1967, when he was 12, he telephoned Bill Hewlett, the co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, at home, to ask for some electronic parts.”
“Hewlett offered him a summer job at his company, so setting him on the path to becoming an icon of the hi-tech industry himself. He made friends there with engineering whiz-kid Stephen Wozniak. After the pair dropped out of college, together they built the first home computer in Jobs’ garage. They called it Apple,” BBC News reports. “Within three years, thanks to the Apple II computer, their company was worth $139m. When Jobs took the very best designers and engineers and created, in 1984, the Macintosh – with its revolutionary windows system – a computer landmark was reached.”
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