More than technology geeks, people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs revolutionized the digital world not only with their ideas but with the exceptional ability to implement them into life. Their stories of success look almost fabulous – Gates and Jobs made extraordinary careers due to their determination. Their biographies are similar in some way. Both Gates and Jobs dropped out of college to pursue their entrepreneurial future and made not quite a brilliant start. Gates’ first business Traf-O-Data failed as the product did not work properly during the first public demo. The early career of Bill Gates was not a big success either as his NeXT computers never made high sales. But neither of the entrepreneurs gave up on their dreams and developed better products to amaze consumers.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, as well as Paul Allen, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg, were the people who pushed the computing industry forwards. Their primary contribution lies in the creation of software and devices that came to every home. With the Microsoft and Apple, computers became everyday gadgets even in the developing world. By means of technology, these entrepreneurs enhanced globalization and interaction all over the world.
It is true that we owe our technological development to people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. They did not merely create splendid brands to captivate the customers. They also stimulated competition and the growth of countless cheaper alternatives to their revolutionary products. After the success of Apple and Microsoft, many more entrepreneurs started working in the same directions to enrich the market with cheaper devices making cell phones and computers available to every person on the planet. And it was a remarkable change indeed.