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When Apple President Steve Jobs launched Macintosh computer at the Flint Center on De Anza College campus on January 24, 1984, to the theme from Chariots of Fire, he called it “insanely great!”

Jobs 2008, macbook air
Steve Jobs with the Macbook Air in 2008
Source: Matthew Yohe, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Steve Jobs, natal chart, 24 February 1955 at 19:15 (= 7:15 PM) San Francisco, California.
Source: Astrodatabank, RR: AA

It is the third part of an essay about the history of computers and the digital revolution. My research is based on a careful reading of the comprehensive Steve Jobs biography published by Walter Isaacson in 2011, combined with detailed observations of planetary transits around Steve Jobs’ birth chart.

Steve Jobs’ innovations

A person’s career usually features one or more climaxes defined by his or her greatest accomplishments. In the case of Steve Jobs, those accomplishments took the form of major innovations that became part of the history of computers and the digital revolution:

  • April 1976: the Apple I personal computer,
  • June 1977: the Apple II personal computer,
  • January 1984: the Macintosh personal computer,
  • October 1988: the NeXT Computer workstation,
  • November 1995: the computer-animated feature film Toy Story,
  • August 1998: the iMac personal computer,
  • October 2001: the iPod portable music player,
  • January 2007: the iPhone smartphone,
  • April 2010: the iPad tablet computer.

This impressive track record can be put side by side with the timeline of Jupiter’s cycles between the Midheaven (MC) and the Imum Coeli (IC) of his birth chart:

Jupiter transits to MC/IC
Steve Jobs’ innovations, Jupiter transits to the MC and IC
Source: Diagram created by the author, images Creative Commons and Fair Use
  • July 1977: Jupiter on the Midheaven.
  • December 1983: Jupiter on the Imum Coeli.
  • June 1989: Jupiter on the Midheaven.
  • November 1995: Jupiter on the Imum Coeli.
  • June 2001: Jupiter on the Midheaven.
  • November 2007: Jupiter on the Imum Coeli.

A careful reading of the biography written by Walter Isaacson led us to realise  Steve Jobs’ earliest entrepreneurial experience with the Blue Boxes, in 1971.