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Rare Signed Steve Jobs 2005 Time Magazine “The man that always seems to know. What’s Next”
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs had a vision for the personal computer that sparked the PC revolution and ultimately made Apple an icon of American business.
In 1975, 20-year-old Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak set up shop in Jobs' parents' garage, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. To generate some startup capital, Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator.
After a redesign of the Apple I they introduced the Apple II in 1977, the first personal computer with color graphics and a keyboard. The Apple II revolutionized the the business of Computers and turned Apple into a powerhouse for the next few years.
However In 1985, After slow sales, and disagreements with Apples’ Board, Steve was forced out of the company that he had started.
After leaving Apple, he started another computer company(NeXT), that eventually failed, he also purchased a graphics company that was hemorrhaging money and looked as if it was going to also fail, people started to count Steve Jobs out. Jobs surprised everyone when he pulled off the comeback of the Century though, when he was rehired at Apple in 1996 and introduced the iMac and the iPod and eventually the iPhone and iPad, all that have revolutionized business and made Apple the most successful company in the world. His fledgling graphics company Pixar, became a film powerhouse, releasing hit movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and Cars.
Today Steve Jobs’ story has inspired generations of Tech entrepreneurs everywhere.
This wonderful TIME Magazine cover titled “The man that always seems to know. What’s Next”, dated October 24, 2005, shows Steve Jobs is featured with the newly released video iPod. Towards the lower half, Jobs has written in his trademark simple script, “Thanks Steve Jobs”. This signature was obtained by an acquaintance during a San Francisco lunch meeting.
Steve Jobs was notorious for not signing autographs for anyone except the occasional employee or acquaintance and his signature has become super scarce. The few signatures sold at auction over the last 10 years all rest in private collections.
In 2005, the same year this magazine was signed, Steve Jobs delivered what most people consider the most magnificent speech of his life, his commencement speech at Stanford University, where he recounted his story of impossible odds and huge failures, and also his incredible successes. It was during the speech he spoke this inspiring quote that we have included below the this issue.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
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