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monta loma elementary school

from steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Steve Jobs attended this elementary school. He wasn't fond of school, but had a teacher Imogen "Teddy" Hill, who bribed him to learn with candy bars and $5 bills.

Jobs said of her: "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."

Jobs learned enough to skip the fifth grade, and attended Crittenden Middle School briefly. He was picked on, and he gave his parents an ultimatum: he would either transfer to a different school, or quick attending school altogether. The young tactician was successful, and he transferred to Cupertino Junior High.

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the san remo

from steve jobs, bono posted in music by pete_nice

The San Remo is a luxury, 27-floor, co-operative apartment building in New York City located between 74th and 75th streets. Lots of celebs live there.

The 27th floor (top floor) of the north tower has been combined into a portion of the tower above it (formerly mechanical space for the building itself), creating a unique duplex unit. Steve Jobs owned this unit and oversaw the renovation with architect I.M. Pei, but Jobs never lived there. This unit was purchased by Bono from Jobs for $15 million.

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next headquarters

from wolfenstein 3d, doom, steve jobs posted in video games by pete_nice

After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously booted from Apple Computer in 1985 (he actually resigned after being pressured out), he took a core group of employees and started NeXT, Inc.

NeXT had a variety of business models and products both hardware and software. Tim Berners-Lee used a NeXT Computer in 1991 to create the first web browser and web server; accordingly, NeXT was instrumental in the development of the World Wide Web.

In the early 1990s John Carmack used a NeXTcube to build two of his pioneering games, Wolfenstein 3D and Doom.

Oh yeah, and they pioneered object-oriented programming, graphical user interfaces, and web application servers which enabled dynamic page generation based on user interactions as opposed to static content.

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from toy story, up, cars, disney, steve jobs posted in movies by pete_nice

Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm. George Lucas sold Pixar to Steve Jobs in 1986 shortly after he left Apple Computer. Jobs paid $5 million to George Lucas and put $5 million as capital into the company.

Pixar had a love-hate relationship with Disney for several years: Pixar made amazingly successful films, and Disney made a lot of money.

In 2000, Pixar moved into this location that features an enormous atrium, volleyball courts, pool, and people riding around on Razor scooters. The facility was purchased outright with profits made from Toy Story.

On January 24, 2006, Disney purchased Pixar for $7.4 billion in an all-stock deal. Steve Jobs, who owned 50.1% of the company, gained 7.1% of Disney, making him the largest single shareholder of Disney, and putting him on the board of directors.

Pixar continues to make ground-breaking animated films, and has several slated for future release.

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the jackling mansion

from steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Built in the early 1900s for copper magnate Daniel Jackling, Steve Jobs bought this mansion in 1984. An enormous house with 14 rooms, Jobs intention was always to tear the building down. It took until March 2010 to get approval from a California court to get approval to demolish the property, which was done in February 2011.

According to reports, even though Jobs lived in it for ten years, he kept it virtually unfurnished. He once hosted a dinner for President Clinton here in 1996. He was rewarded with a stay in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House.

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