Steven Paul Jobs, known as Steve Jobs was born February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California and passed away on October 5, 2011, in Palo Alto, California from cancer. Jobs was adopted shortly after being born to parents of Syrian, Arabian, and American descent.
In high school, Jobs met his future co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak who was 18 and Jobs was only 13. Steve Jobs created a revolution in the media by creating one of the top most selling electronic devices in the industry. Even after his death, the legacy of his products still consume the world and still to this day, Jobs continues to be a household name everyone knows. Steve Jobs death affected many worldwide and affected people so deeply there was a date dedicated to him on October 16, 2011. On that day, a memorial was held at Stanford University where people could gather and remember who Steve Jobs was and what he did for the world of media. The beginning of Apple started in Steve Jobs’ parent’s garage with the help of Wozniak, in a low key home setting in 1975. Apple got its name from a back story of a fruitarian diet Jobs was participating in after coming back from vacation on an apple farm.
He claimed that the name Apple sounded, “fun, spirited and not too intimidating.” Welch 2 In 1976, Apple’s first computer was not much more than circuit board and was priced at $666.66. With this device, the user was responsible for setting and hooking up their own keyboard, monitor and power supply. In 1977, Apple II was announced and this time was a fully assembled machine in a hardshell case. Many schools used this machine to educate and teach students computer programming and a lot of offices began to purchase the Apple II and used them for everyday work. A few years after the Apple II, in 1984 the Macintosh was announced and that wasn’t the only significant thing Apple had released that year.
The other thing was the Apple-inspired 1984 Super Bowl commercial which was the launch of the Macintosh. The commercial caused a huge media outbreak and made the new device appealing to many consumers wanting the machine. The Macintosh was the first machine by Apple to incorporate both a mouse and graphical user interfaces such as the trash can, icons, file options, etc. In 1984, not too long after the Macintosh was released, another machine called the Apple IIC was announced which was a more portable and slimmed design of the Macintosh which weighed 8 pounds. This machine had a handle on the back so it could be carried easily, but it wasn’t considered a laptop because the monitor and power supply were not attached.
After a many of Apple’s devices were released, Steve Jobs started turning heads and making headlines in the media. This is where he got his start, but it wasn’t all easy getting to the top. With his rise in success he lost friends, co-founders, co workers, employees and made people he didn’t even know upset and hurt.
He had many complaints of how hard it was to work for him and how brutal his criticism was making it uncomfort Welch 3able to those around him. He would pick fights for no reason, his anger made the environment hostile and how he was always on edge and treated others as if they were peasants. Skipping ahead a few years, Apple released many more products than computers including phones, iPods, laptops, desktop computers, TV devices, and watches. At first, consumers were skeptical and thought his ideas were pointless because the thought was is that it had already been done before with other companies such as Samsung and Google. What those consumers didn’t know is that they weren’t just products that had been done before, but they were products that were new, stylish, and had a functional and simple operating system with a chic design. Steve Jobs had a battle with pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade when he passed away at the age of 56. In August of 2004, Steve Jobs was 49 years old and sent out a mass email to his employees explaining the diagnosis of his rare form of pancreatic cancer and had undergone a surgery successfully.
The email to his employees read, “I have some personal news that I need to share with you, and I wanted you to hear it directly from me,” the email read. “I had a very rare form of pancreatic cancer called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, which represents about 1 percent of the total cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed each year, and can be cured by surgical removal if diagnosed in time (mine was). I will not require any chemotherapy or radiation treatments.” Later it was revealed that he had been actually diagnosed in 2003 with his cancer. As the years went by with the battle of his cancer, he had begun to miss some important events in the public eye and worldwide people were beginning to catch on to Welch 4his health and how severe it was getting.
Eventually, in 2008, he took a medical leave of absence because of his health decline which then got better after a liver transplant. He again took another leave of absence in 2011 shortly before his death. The last words he spoke were, “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.
” on October 5, 2011. Walt Disney is a name most people know and understand from a very young age in their lifetime. Walt Disney was born on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois being the fourth child out of five. When Walt was four, his family moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri which was a small-town community. Walt’s father had a hard time making a big enough income for their large family in Missouri. Walt’s father sold the farm in 1910 and packed the family up to relocate to Kansas City the following year.
In Kansas City, Walt’s father purchased a newspaper route. For the next six years, Walt helped out with the deliveries working on weekends and after school. In 1917, his father sold the route and the family moved back to Chicago. Walt quit attending high school at the age of 16. Walt had a passion for art and enjoyed drawing pictures most of the time. Walt joined the Red Cross Ambulance Corps after quitting high school, but the Red Cross had a minimum age requirement of 17. Walt forged his birth certificate to be able to join immediately and was sent to France in late 1918 and was discharged in 1919.
After serving with the Red Cross, Walt moved once again to find hope in Kansas City to become a cartoonist for a newspaper. Rather than following that path, he found work creating advertising for magazines and movie theaters and quickly became interested in animation. In 1922, he opened a film studio which was shut down quickly due to finances and that same year packed up and moved to Hollywood and created Disney Brothers Studio with Welch 5his older brother Roy. In 1923, Walt and his brother Roy started in a one-car garage and set up “The First Disney Studio” of the house that belonged to their uncle Robert Disney. In that garage, they started filming a series called the Alice Comedies which was, in fact, a piece of the original Alice in Wonderland film. Lillian Bounds worked as a secretary at Disney Studios at ink and paint where she met Walt Disney and they fell in love. In 1925 they married on July 13th a year and a half later after she got the position at Disney Studios.
In 1927, after crafting numerous short animations he made Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and created a series on the character. The next year, Walt lost everything with Oswald and many of his employees were laid off due to corporate disagreements. After the dispute, Walt made a new character, Mortimer Mouse before the name Mickey Mouse was decided on.
Mickey Mouse made his grand entrance in 1928 in a short animation called Steamboat Willie, also which was one of the first cartoons to ever use sound effects. Mickey Mouse became popular rather quick and shortly after there were comic strips, merchandise, and Mickey Mouse Clubs for kids. Walt Disney was the voice of Mickey and Minnie Mouse from 1928 to 1946, then Jimmy MacDonald took over in 1946. After some time, Walt began to voice the Mouse duo again from 1955 to 1959 for the Mickey Mouse Club TV series shown on ABC. Walt Disney not only was known for cartoons, fairytales, and Mickey Mouse but also his dream of a creating a Disney theme park and making a fantasy into reality.
Walt wanted to build a small park near his studio in Burbank, but his plans became larger. In 1953, Walt hired a research team to scout out a location in Southern California for a Welch 6large area to build this theme park. After the team had researched weather patterns, population and its growth, and transportation methods, the city of Anaheim in Orange County, California was where the theme park would be constructed. In July of 1954, construction began for Disneyland and opened its gates a year later on July 17th, 1955. The opening day at Disney wasn’t a fairytale, it was a disaster because counterfeit tickets were made which put the park at over-capacity of people allowed in the park, rides were breaking, and there was a gas leak which forced Fantasyland to close. The opening day of Disneyland was televised and was seen by nearly 70 million Americans which was co-hosted by Ronald Reagan who was an actor at the time. Disneyland was an immediate success which prompted for theme park expansion in Orlando many years later. Walt loved Disneyland so much he had an apartment in the park up on top of a shop on Main Street USA and many employees have said they see the ghost of Walt Disney by the flickering of a light in that apartment.
In November of 1966, doctors found out that Walt had lung cancer after being a smoker all of his life. A month before his death, he had undergone surgery for his cancer complications, but with no luck passed away at Burbank hospital on December 15th, 1966 at the age of 65. On December 17th, 1966 he was cremated and his ashes were placed in a mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. After Walt’s death, his brother, Roy continued with the plans for an even bigger park, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida which opened in 1971. Welch 7 Walt Disney holds the record for the most individual Oscar wins which was totaled at 22 and 59 Oscar nominations. Walt’s first place of his artistic beginnings is still located about 45 minutes away from Disneyland in Anaheim, the garage where the Walt Disney Company took off running.
The address of the home is 4651 Kingswell Ave, Los Angeles, California and is still standing. Lillian Disney passed away on December 15th, 1997 from a stroke exactly 31 years after Walt passed away from lung cancer. Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12th, 1929 to parents Edith and Otto Frank and had an older sister named Margot Frank. Anne Frank and her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933 where they had high hopes in being safe from Nazi Germans. On Anne Frank’s 13th birthday, she received a diary that she had been looking at in a shopping mall window which was a red checkered pattern. A few weeks following her birthday, Margot received a call at the Frank household from the authorities saying that their family would be deported and forced into a labor camp so the Frank family went into hiding the following day. On July 13th, 1942 another Jewish family the van Pels, originally from Germany, joined the Franks in hiding to stay safe from the Nazi’s.
Another and final member by the name of Fritz Pfeffer joins the van Pels and Frank’s in November of 1942. Up until August of 1944, everyone in that secret annex was able to keep a low profile and not get caught by the Nazi’s, but then everyone in that annex was arrested. After the arrest, all eight people were placed on a cattle car to Auschwitz concentration camp. While in hiding, Anne Frank wrote in the diary that she was given for her 13th birthday to express her feelings of what it was like being in hiding and becoming a Welch 8young woman. She discussed things such as her attraction to Peter van Pels, her fantasies, and how she felt being around everyone in the annex.
She was detailed about her emotions, feelings, and experiences and dwelled on the thought of what her life would be like after the war and as she becomes a young lady, she gains more of a sense of what the world was like on an intellectual level. She also begins to really understand her faith in depth and how much she misses being a normal young girl in the natural world. Anne’s dream was to become an actress in Hollywood and to remind her of that dream, she would paste her postcard collection of famous actors and actresses on the walls in her room while in hiding. While in the annex, there were family friends helping them hide out and would bring them essentials the family needed. Every Monday, the family friends would bring Anne the Cinema & Theatre magazine and she even wrote in her diary about how excited she was for Monday to come every week. Another dream Anne discovered about herself while in hiding was her love to become a famous journalist. Since she had so much time to write and practice it, the more intrigued she became with the idea of making a career out of it in the future.
Edith Frank died a few months after being in the concentration camp, Margot proceeded in death. A few days after Margot’s death, Anne Frank dies and Otto Frank is liberated by the Russian army. Otto Frank was the only member of the family to survive World War II and make it home alive and healthy. Otto Frank received a letter from the concentration camp stating that both of his daughters had passed away. Otto was given Anne’s diary once the news of her passing was announced. The family friend Welch 9who gave Otto the diary was waiting to give it to Anne once she had returned home from the concentration camp. The impact of Anne’s work that was not really intended for anyone but herself became one of the most popular books in the world.
The diary has been translated into more than 70 languages in over 70 years after the diary being published. Otto Frank fulfilled Anne’s wish of becoming a famous journalist on June 25th, 1947 and the world was fascinated by the work put into a personal diary. 3,0000 copies are printed and published in the Netherlands, to begin with, and the first batch of the Dutch print sold out very quickly. The second edition of the diary was published six months later and sold out again rather quickly. The reason the diary was so successful is because it wasn’t dwelling on what she didn’t get or didn’t have in a specific time of a rough world, it was hopeful and positive about longing for future happiness. Anne Frank supposedly died of typhus at the concentration camp, but the exact illness and date of her death are unknown. Dutch authorities gave the official death date of March 31st, 1945 after the end of World War II. The Anne Frank house, the annex she hid in, is now an organization made to preserve Anne and her family’s memories of what her living situation was like for two years.
The Anne Frank house has a specific room where the original diary is on display for people to come and view. In that room, there are also two other books on display that Anne had created which was ‘Tales Book’ which were short stories she made up and another called ‘Favourite Quotes Notebook’ where she copied quotes she liked. Welch 10 When visiting the Anne Frank House, they tried to preserve as much as they could historically from the time the family spent there. Very little has been changed since then, but glass has been put up around Anne’s room so no one can mess with any artifacts. In Anne’s room, you will still see the photos, drawings, and clippings from magazines as she described it in her diary. There are pages of the printed diary on the walls throughout the house in both Dutch and English along with short videos while passing through the rooms.
The museum also has a cafe and a big gift shop to accommodate guests with souvenirs from their visit at the house. Once outside of the house, there is a bronze sculpture of Anne for her remembrance. Between Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Anne Frank they all share something in common with one another.
The things they share are where they got their start of fame. The way they all share their beginning of fame is that they all started in a small, homelike setting. Steve Jobs started Apple Computers out of his parent’s garage until he was able to get more money to support his company on his own in his own office. Walt Disney started his business of animations in a small one-car garage in his uncles home where he spent most of his time conceiving characters on paper and making them history. Anne Frank was unsure of what career path she wanted to take once the war was over but discovered while in hiding that she wanted to be a famous journalist. Her practices of journalism in hiding helped that dream come true with the help of her father publishing her thoughts.
All of these talented individuals proved that something small can turn into something big and you can start something without money. Welch 11 Another thing that ties all three of these individuals together is World War II in many different scenarios. Walt Disney and Anne Frank were alive the time the war was happening, but Steve Jobs was not even born yet. Anne Frank experienced the war first hand while Walt Disney created a cartoon about the war. During World War II, Disney created films for every branch of the government and U.S. Military. Disney created more than 400,000 feet of educational war films which totaled to over 68 hours of ongoing film.
Steve Jobs tie to World War II was a bit out of this world, but he still mentions the fact that it was on is mind. Steve Jobs believed that in his previous existence, he served as a Second World War fighter pilot. Anytime Steve would take LSD, his visions of him being a pilot got intense and he asked his girlfriend at the time to scream for her mom and dad as if she were in danger due to the war. He also told his girlfriend that when he was driving he felt a strong impulse to pull the wheel back as if it were for takeoff. All of these creative individuals shaped the world in different ways, but they are not forgotten.
They shaped the media through technology, print, cinema, and journalistic arts. Without their existences, the world may not have what it does now.