Steve Jobs took a type design class, not calligraphy, after he dropped out of Reed College
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Submitted by Lynda Hill (United States), Jun 15, 2012 09:56
According to Steve Jobs's address to graduating students at Stanford which is on YouTube, it was his interest in type design which led him to take that class at the Open University after he dropped out because he decided that his parents were paying too much for classes at Reed College in which he had no interest. The reference to the class that Steve Jobs took does not make the point that study of the fine arts may be desirable in that type design is a saleable skill like web design. In his address, Steve Jobs makes the point that the panoply of fonts first available on Apple computers and later copied by others would not exist had he not followed his interest and taken that type design class.
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