My English Essay: Steve Jobs. What should I include/Any interesting facts?

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  1. derryquinn macrumors 6502

    derryquinn

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    So I have to write an essay titled "After the War" or "It happened like Magic".

    I'm thinking on focusing on "After the War" and writing about the Microsoft/Apple Love/Hate relationship, with Bill Gates being on screen at the 1997 Keynote "After the War"

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    Does this sound good?

    Anyone have any angles I could take, tips or advice?

    I would also love some trivia or facts.

    What do you think I should include?

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    Thanks for any help!
    Derry
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    I think it would be better to do an "After the War" piece on Jobs' return to Apple and the successful turnaround he helped fuel.

    Just my .02.
     
  3. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Excellent input, that's what I'll do. Makes a lot more sense! I was pretty much just trying to fit what I wanted to write around the Title, I like that Idea. Thanks iGary :D
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I agree. This topic would be much easier to write about, seeing that the war between Apple and Microsoft is anything but over.
     
  5. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    When I studied English we wrote about the work of other writers and authors. Are you sure your topic is relevant?
     
  6. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    From what the OP said about the task he had to do, I think it probably is.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I thought his speech to graduates at Stanford was interesting and gave some insights into his motivations.

    Google link.
     
  8. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the Irish Education System is different? :D

    We learn about
    • Poem Interpretation
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Creative Writing
    • Essay Writing
    • Play's (Shakespear etc.)
    • Poem Composition
    • etc.
     
  9. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, very helpful.

    Just want to thank everyone so far, you're great!
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Interesting Facts:

    Single handedly revied the black turtle neck and levi market.
    Hippy youth
    Experiences with drugs
    $1 a year salary

    Formerly the owner of the most kickass under 35 mustache ever.
     
  11. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

    derryquinn

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    Oh my god, I lol'd :D

    About the $1 a year salary: Does he take in money from stocks or what? Doesn't that break minimum wage laws?
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, because Jobs is paid in salary, not wages. And yes, he makes plenty in stocks and other "gifts."
     
  13. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    Do you not learn how to use apostrophes or spell authors' names in Ireland? ;)
     
  14. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    *Scolds self*

    I'm usually good at apostrophes!
     
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    No salary, just stock options and perks.
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Does that $1/year not count?
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Only up to a dollar. ;)
     

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