Sick of deadlines, grades, and rubrics, Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College after only one semester. Still living in the dorms the following semester but free from the constraints of academia, he decided to drop in on classes he found interesting. The most impactful was a Calligraphy course that was taught by a Trappist monk (yeah, we don’t know what that is either)...
After becoming close friends with Professor Palladino, Steve became infatuated with different font types, letter spacing, and the possibilities of typography. When designing the first Macintosh ten years later, he applied what he learned in that Calligraphy class and ultimately designed the words you’re reading right now. Speaking of now, Apple’s website claims they are currently responsible for 2 million jobs across the United States. That’s 2 million people who can feed their families, chase their dreams, and give back to the community. The guy who did that cared about making an impact on the world, not about a grade on a transcript. It might not be true elsewhere, but here at Freshly Squeezed, G.P.A. stands for GETTING PEOPLE AMPED.
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