Steve Jobs Day
Steve Jobs Day is an unofficial holiday observed annually on the 16th of October to observe the man who redefined home computing, enhanced the user experience with home computers, and helped create products that would be loved by millions of people around the world.
He will be forever seen as a “visionary,” and someone who helped revolutionize the music and phone industries. Although he had made some embarrassing mistakes throughout his life, his contributions to the world of technology are numerous and well documented. And that’s why this holiday is observed by so many people, not only in the U.S but worldwide.
The History Of Steve Jobs Day
Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California. He would attend, and drop out of, Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, and then would take a job as a video game designer at Atari in 1974.
After a pilgrimage to India to take part in the Buddhist experience, he would return to Silicon Valley and reconnect with a former high school friend, Stephen Wozniak. Mr.Wozniak would inform Jobs of the progress he was making while designing his own logic board, and the two would go into business together.
The Apple I was built in Jobs’ family garage and Jobs offered to sell it to Hewlett-Packard, who turned down the design. Jobs understood that the personal computer would appeal to a large segment of the American public, and encouraged Wozniak to design an improved model. This model was the Apple II. The rest would become history.
The Governor of California first created this holiday. This day was initially established to remember Steve Jobs during the month of his death in 2011. The original day was observed closer to Jobs’s death day, October 5th. It has since been moved to be observed on the 16th of October every year.
Observing Steve Jobs Day
On this day, people all over the world can celebrate Steve Jobs and his achievements. This is a man who put technology and innovation to the forefront, all of which helped to bring the personal computer and the smartphone into the lives of modern people. This is a day that can be spread around the world simply by using the hashtag #SteveJobsDay.