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It's a wonderful life in so many ways because of Steve Jobs. What would the world be like if he were never born?

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if this boy had never been born? Let's ponder this.

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  • Oct 9 2011: Steve Jobs had a bigger effect than most people. Windows wouldn't have existed if he didn't create first Apple II then Macintosh. Apple II was the first "true" personal computer. Macintosh was the second graphic UI computer, after Lisa, which was also invented by Steve Jobs.
    Imagine life without a graphic UI computer. Most people wouldn't use a computer at all, or use one only at work. Billions of people all around the world are using computers because they are easy and comfortable to use.

    Sure, maybe Gates would've made the graphic UI anyway, or maybe someone else would have done so. That's a big "if" though.

    I might be overestimating him, but I see that Steve Jobs is the single most influential person in the 21st century. Why? because he turned a professional machine to a casual gadget everyone can use, and everyone did. It happened first with the PC, then he made the second revolution (much, much smaller than the PC, but still important) with the iPhone. The iPhone started the smartphone revolution, in which he saw smartphones as small computers instead of advanced telephones. Now, people are connected 24/7 through their smartphones.

    I might use a Windows PC and an Android smartphone, but I know that without Steve Jobs they wouldn't probably exist. I would probably not be writing this from my computer either, that is, if I would actually have a computer.

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