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Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the Personal Computer

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Tells the story of how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak developed the personal computer, and their company, Apple Computer, Inc. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Overview

Tells the story of how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak developed the personal computer, and their company, Apple Computer, Inc. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Children's Literature - Michael Chabin
The potential market for any computer consists of exactly the number of people who can afford it and are able to use it. Microsoft made PCs cheap. Apple made them fun. Using a comic book format and well drawn illustrations, this book gives a quick history of the computer from 1945 and then tells the fascinating story of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the birth of Apple. It explains why they began building computers and how they developed the first user-friendly computer, called the Apple II. It details Jobs' momentous trip to the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center where he saw a mouse for the first time and how that trip led to the Macintosh. It was the Mac that introduced the "mouse," "icons," "windows," "folders," and "files" in a machine people could afford. Computing has never been the same since. The comic book format limits in some important ways the amount of information a book can convey, but in this case it also makes an important chapter in modern history accessible to readers who might find an all print book daunting. Part of the "Graphic Library Inventions and Discoveries" series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736864886
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Monsters Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: GN600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Donald Lemke works as a children’s book editor. He has written dozens of comic books, including the Zinc Alloy series and the adventures of Bike Rider, and many chapter books for DC Comics. Donald lives in Minnesota with his beautiful wife, Amy, and their not-so-golden retriever, Paulie.

Tod Smith grew up in Rhode Island, where he attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He started working in comics in the 1980s, and has been an illustrator for comics and books ever since. He loves to play music in his free time, and when he was in middle school, the Beatles inspired him to start to play the guitar. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Candace.

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