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How Did Steve Jobs Change The World?

Watch iGenius tonight on Discovery Channel to find out

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Discovery Ed

on the 22 Oct, 2011

Tonight at 10pm Discovery Channel pays tribute to Apple’s Steve Jobs in iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World.

Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, the way we live, the way we play. When he died the world didn’t just lose a technology genius, it lost the kind of visionary that emerges once a generation.

In iGenius, MythBusters’ Adam and Jamie examine the life of Steve Jobs, taking in Pixar as well as the history of Apple: from the Apple I to the new iPhone.

The programme tells Jobs’s story and at the same time tells the story of Apple. Steve Jobs was Apple, and Apple was Steve Jobs – the two are still so entwined that much of the planning for Apple over the next few years was done by Jobs before he died.

Adam and Jamie have split his life into six sections. The story starts with the Apple I, which Jobs built with his high school friend Steve Wozniak, starting the company on $1300 of savings.

(From small acorns… Apple is now worth in the region of $340 billion – more than all of the Euro zone banks put together).

However, the company was not always kind – and Jobs was ousted from the board in 1986 and decided to take on the movies, buying Pixar and dumping $50 million of his own money into the company to keep it afloat.

Then came Toy Story… and the company’s fortunes were made

It was time for Jobs to take another bite of his beloved Apple. From there it was success after success.

First the iPod revolutionized music, then the iPhone changed the way we use our phones. And in the last part of the story we look at the ethos he created at Apple, throughout its offices and working practices reflects his philosophy of elegant, efficient, user friendly simplicity.


Apple Founders

Steve Jobs (left), Steve Wozniak (right) [Image Credit: Corbis Images]

 (Corbis Images)

And then Jobs’s legacy… What comes next for Apple, without its founder and driving force?

Find out tonight in iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World on Discovery Channel at 10pm.




Related links:
Steve Jobs’s amazing Stamford Address.

Here’s an amazing graph of Apple’s stock price since 1980.

Apple’s commemoration page.

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