In 1979, after a tour of PARC, Jobs saw the commercial potential of the Xerox Alto, which was mouse-driven and had a graphical user interface (GUI).
This led to development of the unsuccessful Apple Lisa in 1983, followed by the breakthrough Macintosh in 1984.
; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, business magnate, inventor, and industrial designer.
He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of Ne XT.
Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003 and died on October 5, 2011, of respiratory arrest related to the pancreatic tumor.It is the most awesome tool that we have ever invented.I feel incredibly lucky to be at exactly the right place in Silicon Valley, at exactly the right time, historically, where this invention has taken form." Jobs's biological mother Schieble became pregnant with him in 1954 when she and Jandali spent the summer with his family in Homs, Syria.Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are widely recognized as pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.He was born in San Francisco to parents who had to put him up for adoption at birth; he was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s.