Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California. He was born to Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali. His biological father was a Syrian political refugee, who gave him up for adoption, unnamed. He was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs, who named him Steve. As an infant Steve and his father worked on electronics in their house garage. His father taught him how to reconstruct electronics.

As a child Steve grew up as an elementary prankster due to boredom. His teacher would bribe him to get him to study. He was so smart that his school’s administration wanted him skip to high school, but his parents declined the proposal. After high school, Jobs went to Reed College in Portland, he dropped out of college after six months.

Later on, Steve took a job position as a video game designer with Atari. He went to India to find spiritual enlightenment that off course after he had left Atari. When Jobs was 21, he and Wozniak, who was his future partner as a child, started Apple Computer. At first, they had started their business in Steve’s home garage. To fund their business, Wozniak sold his calculator while Steve sold his Volkswagen bus. On January 24, 1984 Steve invented the first Macintosh ever. It was the best computer then, causing him to be well known to many people. Later, he became known as the genius who revolutionized the world.

Sen, an Apple product consumer states, “I was 8 years old when my dad brought home our first computer. It was the late 80’s, and it was a Macintosh. Fast forward to today, and I read the sad news (death of Steve Jobs) on my MacBook. As a physician, I encounter death often. Every life is a miracle in its own way. The miracle of Steve’s life is that through his vision, he managed to touch the lives of billions of people. That is why his death feels like a personal loss to me and countless others around the world. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. He lived an amazing life, not because he created amazing products, but because he loved his family and followed his passions fearlessly. He is an example to us all.”


By Rozaline Beshay