Three Apples that changed our world

1. First is the apple which Eve offered Adam as per the Old Testament in the Bible. As per Bible, the first two human beings on earth were Adam and Eve. God gave them all that was required for their existence, but forbid them from eating the knowledge Apple from the tree. The devil in the form of snake lured Eve to eat the apple, who in turn convinced Adam to eat the apple. This is considered to be the first sin where man disobeyed the will of God.

2. Second Apple was the Apple which fell from the tree and Isaac Newton discovered the theory of gravity. Some cartoon show the apple actually falling on his head. Well, this is myth as Newton theory of gravitation was built over a long period of time and his study. Apple falling from the tree was just an example which Isaac Newton used to explain the theory. The second apple actually changed the world as this discovery was the base for many other innovation and realizations.

3. Third Apple was the Macintosh (first computer with beautiful typography) which was founded by Steve Jobs. He was the visionary who introduced ipod, iphone, ipad to humanity. These inventions changed the way we communicate and access information. Many other brands took queue from these inventions and tried to introduce their own version of ipod, iphone, ipad. However ‘Apple’ was the brand which was always preferred over the rest. He was an adopted child and college dropout. Infact, he was a dropout by choice.

In the words of Steve Jobs

“So, I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back, it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out, I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.”

“I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years, Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2-billion company with over 4,000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And, then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and, eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So, at 30, I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.”

“During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the world’s first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And, Laurene and I have a wonderful family together”

“About a year ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up, so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes”

Steve Jobs died on October 07, 2011

(This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.) Source: www.

4. Forth Apple – YET TO COME.

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