Okay, kids, don’t take this as a reason to quit school (believe me, it’s hard enough in the working world without a good education), but Apple CEO Steve Jobs has made the “Top 10 College Dropout” list (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1988080_1988093_1988086,00.html) by “TIME” magazine.
Also on the list are Bill Gates, Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminister Fuller, James Cameron, Mark Zuckerberg, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Lady Gaga and Tiger Woods. Here’s what “TIME” says about Jobs:
“The Mac, the iPod, heck, even Buzz Lightyear probably wouldn’t have existed had Steve Jobs stayed in school. The future wizard of One Infinite Loop dropped out of Reed College after just six months because of the undue financial strain it placed on his working-class parents’ savings. He would go on to eventually found Apple, NeXT Computer and Pixar, becoming an instrumental force in shaping the landscape of modern culture. However, his brief tenure in academia was not for naught. In a 2005 commencement speech he gave at Stanford University, Jobs credited a calligraphy class he took at Reed College with forming the basis for the typography used in the first Macintosh computer.”
— Dennis Sellers