Happy Birthday: Steve Jobs (1955–2011)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Steve Jobs (1955–2011).jpgSteve Jobs (1955–2011)

Born: February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California, USA
Died: October 5, 2011 (age 56) in Palo Alto, California, USA

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.

[about how he and partner Steve Wozniak tried to get major computer companies interested in their personal computer, which turned out to be the Apple] So we went to Atari and said, “Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you”. And they said, “No”. So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, “Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet”.

[on the difference between billionaires and regular people] Everything around you that you call life was made up…

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