14 Facts About The Steve

1. The Steve learned from many references and sources, such as modernist architectural style of Joseph Eichler, and the industrial designs of Richard Sapper and Dieter Rams.

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2. The Steve announced a six-month leave of absence until the end of June 2009, to allow him to better focus on his health.

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3. The Steve had the only kind of pancreatic cancer that is treatable and curable.

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4. The Steve had a circuit board with a chip on it, a DuMont TV set, a Panasonic cassette tape deck and a keyboard.

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5. The Steve considered taking up monastic residence at Eihei-ji in Japan, and maintained a lifelong appreciation for Zen.

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6. The Steve was smart enough to be a nerd, but wasn't nerdy.

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7. The Steve was an individual, in a world where individuality was suspect.

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8. The Steve took a bunch of us snowshoeing in Yosemite.

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9. The Steve began his first year there in late 1968 along with Fernandez.

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10. The Steve made a bet that he would find his wife in San Francisco and promptly went on a blind date with Clara Hagopian.

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11. The Steve eventually joined the United States Coast Guard as an engine-room machinist.

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12. The Steve died of respiratory arrest related to the tumor at age 56 on October 5, 2011.

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13. The Steve Jobs is the subject of a number of books and films.

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14. The Steve Jobs didn't get his hands dirty in that sense.

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