Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in college dropped out to work on what they wanted to do best, work with electronics. “Steven Wozniak and Steven Jobs had been friends in high school. They had both been interested in electronics, and both had been perceived as outsiders. They kept in touch after graduation, and both ended up dropping out of school and getting jobs working for companies in Silicon Valley.” (Sanford 1). In high school, Steve Jobs had been extremely overjoyed with any kind of electronics.
Steve Wozniak's childhood had a big effect on his revolutionary developments in the computer world. Wozniak grew up in Sunnyvale California. His family lived in a development built for Lockheed engineers like his father. (Rose, 26) As a teenager he w During his high school years, Wozniak was a prankster and was once suspended for placing a metronome disguised as a bomb in a friends locker. (Brodhagen, 1) The more serious side of Wozniak loved electronics and spent one day a week working at Sylvania Electronics, where Wozniak's love for computers grew.
Steve loved electronics but disliked school. Steve’s teacher saw his potential, and bribed him to get good grades by paying him money out of her own pocket. When Steve was in his preteens, many things happened that related to his success and fate as an entrepreneur. While Steve was in 7th grade, he met an 18 year old boy named Stephen Wozniak through a mutual friend. Everyone called him “Woz” as a shortening of his last name “Wozniak”.
He was a prankster at elementary school and during fourth grade, his teacher had to bribe him to study. However, Jobs did so well that the school wanted to skip him ahead to high school but his parents disagreed.1 While enrolling in Homestead High School, he met his future partner, Steve Wozniak through a friend of Wozniak’s. Wozniak was a student of University of Michigan at that time. In an interview with ABC News, Wozniak told the story about why he and Jobs get along so well: “We both loved electronics and the way we used to hook up digital chips.” Wozniak said. “Very few people, especially back then had any idea what chips were, how they worked and what they could do.
Steve wanted to continue at Colorado University, but he knew his parents could not afford it. He decided to go to DeAnza Community College for his sophomore year. During a nine-month leave after his sophomore year, he and his friend Allen Baum were looking for a computer store in Sunnyvale, California. Instead of finding Data General Nova, they ran into Telnet, Inc., a company that was developing a new computer. They both applied for jobs and started working at Telnet.