The life of Steve Jobs, in an infographic
Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs is a superb biography of the late, great co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple, but at 592 pages it’s a bit of a hefty tome.
If you’re interested in Jobs’ life, but don’t have the time, or inclination, to read the full book, there’s always the forthcoming film adapted by Aaron Sorkin to look forward to, or -- if you just want a super quick guide -- there’s this excellent infographic.
Created by Funders and Founders, the infographic starts when Jobs’ parents begin dating and ends when he sadly dies of pancreatic cancer in 2011.
Along the way are major tech milestones such as when he meets fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Woz), the creation of the Apple company in Jobs' garage, his getting fired from the firm he built, the $1 million spent on the "1984" Macintosh commercial, the start of Pixar, his return to Apple, and of course his most famous creations -- the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad.
There are plenty of non-tech moments from his life too -- such as the first time Steve tried psychedelic drugs, and the birth of his daughter Lisa (the Apple Lisa computer was named after her).
With the new iPhone 6 set to go on sale this week, it seems timely to take a look back at the man who, for many, was Apple.