Steve Jobs a biography by Romain Moisescot

Steve Jobs a biography by Romain Moisescot
Steven Paul "SteveJobs ( February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman, designer and inventor. He is best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields. Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar.

From the book

"The Jobs family
Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in the city of San Francisco. His
biological mother was an unwed graduate student named Joanne Simpson,
and his biological father was either a political science or mathematics
professor, a native Syrian named Abdulfattah John Jandali.
Being born out of wedlock in the puritan America of the 1950s, the baby
was put up for adoption. Joanne had a college education, and she insisted
that the future parents of her boy be just as well educated. Unfortunately,
the candidates, Paul and Clara Jobs, did not meet her expectations: they
were a lower-middle class couple that had settled in the Bay Area after the
war. Paul was a machinist from the Midwest who had not even graduated
from high school. In the end, Joanne agreed to have her baby adopted by
them, under the "rm condition that they later send him to college.
Paul and Clara called their new son Steven Paul. While Steve was still a
toddler, the couple moved to the Santa Clara county, later to be known as
Silicon Valley. They adopted another baby, a girl called Patti, three years
later in 1958.
Steve was quite a turbulent child. He really didn’t care about school for
some time — until he reached the 4th grade, and had Imogene “Teddy” Hill
as a teacher.
She was one of the saints of my life. She taught an advanced fourth grade
class, and it took her about a month to get hip to my situation. She bribed
me into learning.
She did bribe him, with candy and $5 bills from her own money. He quickly
became hooked — so much so that he skipped the 5th grade and went
straight to middle school, namely Crittenden Middle School. It was in a
poor area. Most kids did not work much there, they were rather fond of
bullying other kids, such as the young Steve. One day he came home and
declared that if he wasn’t transferred to another school, he would stop
going to school altogether. He was 11. Paul and Clara complied, and the
Jobses moved to the cozier city of Los Altos, so that Steve could go to
Cupertino Junior High. This proved to be decisive for Steve’s future."

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