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10 things you might not know about Steve Jobs

10 things you might not know about Steve Jobs

Like him or loathe him, everybody knows that Steve Jobs revolutionised how everybody accessed technology by making it aesthetic as well as being very user friendly.

Here's some things you may not have known about him:

1.He was adopted shortly after he was born. His biological parents stipulated that he be adopted by college educated people but neither of the adoptive parents were college educated. Instead, they promised to give Steve a university education.

2. He spent seven months in India learning about the principles of Zen Buddhism

3. He became friends with renowned Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, and asked if he could make him black turtlenecks. Miyake duly obliged and sent him a hundred of them and it became part of Jobs's iconic look.

4. He was offered an internship at HP at eighth grade after calling up Bill Hewlett of HP to request some parts for his school project.

5. When Disney bought Pixar in 2006, Steve Jobs became one of Disney's largest shareholder at the time and appointed to its board of trustees.

6. He named a computer after his daughter, Lisa (although officially LISA was supposed to stand for "Local Integrated Software Architecture").

7. He disliked showers and deodorant.

8. He applied to be a civilian astronaut but was rejected.

9. His biological sister, Mona Simpson, is a famous novelist. One of her novels "Anywhere but here" has been adapted into a movie starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman.

10. Tim Cook, Apple's current CEO, once offered a portion of his liver to Steve Jobs as they share the same rare blood type. Jobs refused immediately.


A true iconolcast indeed.

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