As Steve Jobs officially resigns as Apple’s CEO, I’m less interested in reading about the succession plan for Apple and the percentage the company’s stock is dropping only hours after reading his letter.
To remember just how much innovation Steve Jobs contributed to the world of technology and design, the Wall Street Journal has pulled together images in their feature Personal Media Pioneer: Steve Jobs. Gizmodo highlights The Life of Steve Jobs—So Far with old photographs, ads, and a lengthly timeline. In 1986, “Jobs buys Pixar out of Lucasfilm’s computer graphics group for a discounted price of $10m—$5m of which will be used for operations—so that Lucas could finance his divorce without selling Star Wars stock.”
In the 1970s, Jobs also worked at Atari as a technician. PodTech has an interesting podcast with Atari’s co-founder about the experience of working with Steve Jobs.
(above photo c. early 1980s)