The Long, Extraordinary Career of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
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Computer Genius
Through Apple, the company he co-founded in 1976, Steve Jobs permanently redefined the method, look and feel of personal computing. He was among the first to recognize the vast commercial potential of the graphical user interface, the mouse-driven point-and-click system that pilots virtually every desktop computer today. During the course of a career that spanned almost four decades, he introduced several paradigm-shifting devices, reshaping entire industries in the process.

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