《名人传记》之乔布斯一代创意天才6:开发一项新技术

发表时间:2017-11-14内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Steve had this amazing insight

乔布斯有灵感开发

into building a new technology

一项新的技术

called the Macintosh

叫做Macintosh

and what he saw at Xerox Parc

他是在帕罗奥图的施乐研究中心

which was the mouse and the icons on the screen

看见滑鼠和屏幕上的指标之后

and it was a whole new era.

开创一个全新的时代

He tried first to bring this

他首先尝试将这些新事物透过

to people with the Lisa computer

利萨电脑介绍给大家

but the team he was working

但他工作的团队

with actually kind of pushed him aside

当时没有理会他

and then Steve went and be created his own team

于是乔布斯另组团队

to do the Macintosh computer.

开发了Macintosh电脑

Steve decided that when you are sitting at a personal computer

乔布斯认为使用个人电脑时

it shouldn't make a lot of noise.

电脑不应该发出噪声

So we're sitting in there, demoed it

我们坐在那里示范电脑的操作

and there was a bit of a silence

当时大家也很静

and Steve said "What's that sound"?

乔布斯问那些是什么声音

We said“What sound"?

我们反问什么声音

“There's a sound coming out what is that”said Steve.

乔布斯说那里有些声音传出,是什么声音

“Well it's a fan,that's what cools it down”

我们回答是风扇,是用来散热的

He said“I don't want a fan in it,I don't want that sound”.

他说我不想有把风扇,我不想听到那些声音

so it took us six months

于是我们用了六个月时间

so we delayed the introduction of the Mac

因此Macintosh延迟推出了

to build it in a way

因为让

that it woud dissipate heat without a fan.

Macintosh无需使用风扇来散热

In the first Macs

在第一代的Macintosh

if you laid a piece of paper on top of it, eventually it would fly it

如果放一张纸在电脑顶部,便会升起

because the heat was coming out of the top of it.

因为是顶部散热的

In 1982,

在1982年

Apple became the first computer company

苹果成为第一个

to reach a billion dollars in annual sales.

年销售额达到10亿美元的电脑公司

But the new Apple III and Lisa computers

但全新的苹果第三代和利萨电脑

were not selling as well as the Apple II.

没有苹果第二代电脑销量那么好

Steve Jobs hoped the Macintosh

乔布斯希望Macintosh

woud be the future of the company.

会成为公司的未来

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