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Steve Jobs Biography
Transcript of Steve Jobs Biography
He took a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games, with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India.
Jobs then traveled to India with a Reed College friend (and, later, the first Apple employee), Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist According to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered US$100 for each chip that was eliminated in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $700 (instead of the actual $5000) and that Wozniak's share was thus $350.
i used wikipedia to get this info. Jobs later founded the NeXT Cmputor. NeXT workstation garnered a strong following because of its technical strengths. The NeXTcube was described by Jobs as an "interpersonal" computer Jobs loved to demo the NeXT's e-mail system, NeXTMail, as an example of his "interpersonal" philosophy