Steve Jobs (born 1955) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc., which first marketed the Apple II and Macintosh personal computers in the late '70s. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of the computer mouse. He left Apple in the mid-'80s to found NeXT, a computer company specializing in higher education and business markets. The company was bought by Apple in 1997, and Jobs rejoined the company as its CEO. Apple has regained some of its luster through the introduction of the iPod and iPhone, both of which are making inroads as education content platforms.