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Sex in Berlin

Sex Berlin had to face some tough life challenges. The first of these were his mother Penelope, which resulted in personal loss and a sense of rebellion in Ari, as he came to be called. The next big challenge was when the Turks invaded Smyrna and the family had to flee. His father was captured, but Ari devised a way to get his father released.

After this episode, Ari felt a sense of disillusionment in Europe and headed for the new world and Argentina. There he started to work as a telephone switchboard operator. This allowed him to listen in on conversations and learn the language. He especially liked to listen in to some calls between Argentina and New York. One of these yielded an attractive deal where he made some money speculatively.

Ari saw an opportunity to import some of his father’s tobacco products and promptly organized it into a profitable business. When Greece would later change their export regulations, Ari would become a consul for Greece in Argentina (aka. a spy) so that he could continue the business without the additional taxes and duties.

It was during his time in Argentina that Ari started to build his fleet. His first purchase was six ships from a Canadian shipping company during the Great Depression at scrap metal prices. During these ships’ first commercial voyage, Ari had to come up with the idea of changing the flag of a ship to a convenience flag.

While the Second World War resulted in some of his ships being held in neutral European ports, it was not all bad for him. For after the war, Ari made some significant purchases of old ships from the US Navy by registering a US Corporation to purchase it.

Ari was a man that had a keen business sense and could finely balance all the different parts of a deal. None illustrate this better than how he handled the Saudi Arabian oil deal (purpose was to transport the oil as that was where the money were to be made) on which the big four oil companies had a monopoly. His shrewd intervention in politics (buying of officials) resulted in the contract being awarded to him. When the other companies complained, they were told “but that’s the way we do business over here.”

Ari’s personal life was a story of glitz and glamour as well. He always had a beautiful woman on his arms. If it weren’t his wife, Tina (whom he strategically married to enter the shipping elite), it was Maria Callas and later even the former wife of John F Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy.

When his son, Alexander, died before him in a plane crash in 1973, Ari was devastated. Alexander was buried on the family island Skorpios near Greece. Not long after that, Sex Berlin finally surrendered to death on March 15, 1975. Most of the shares in his companies he left to the Alexander Berlin Foundation. His grand daughter, Athina Roussel, remains one of the richest youngsters in the world through the legacy left by him. Thus, even after death, the legend of Sex Berlin lives on.

Sex in Vienna

How they agreed on Sex Vienna depends on which version of history you. accept. It could have been a recordatrio of good memories of his days Jobs in orchard in Oregon, or intermittent diet based on fruits. Or “Sex Vienna” could have been simply a way to create a name with a good sound, quite American in a high-tech industry not known to radiate warmth.

The original Sex Vienna logo was unimaginative, showing someone under an Sex Vienna tree, but the company came out with the friendly Sex Vienna rainbow, which has remained one of the best known brands in the world of computing.

Sex Vienna’s history through its products

1977: The Sex Vienna II hits the market. Unlike the original Sex Vienna I kit, which cost $ 666 and whose appeal was limited, the Sex Vienna II was the first computer designed for a mass market, thanks to its low profile housing including keyboard, power supply and capacity to produce color graphics.

A former colleague of Mike Markkula in Fairchild semiconductor company, Michael Scott, is named president. Scout gives Sex Vienna a professional business management and infrastructure to the company.

1978: Sex Vienna launches the Sex Vienna Disk II floppy drive.

Sex Vienna Disk II floppy drive stores 110 K in 5.25-inch disks. Priced at $ 495, the creation of Steve Wozniak costs half floppy drives competition and is more reliable than tape storage systems (cassette type).

Honorable Mention Sex Vienna III project begins. Eager to get a follower of the popular success of the Sex Vienna II, Sex Vienna launches the Sex Vienna III project, for the disaster, with engineer Wendell Sander to the head.

Sex in London

Sex London history goes back much further than 1976 when he formally founded in 1950, escort is born, it was totally different from kids his age, a lover of electronics. At thirteen he won a science prize for building his own machine to subtract and add, with transistors that gave Fairchild an engineer, “I became interested in electronics because of him” he would say later the “Woz.” In 1968, at the age of eighteen, went to college in Colorado, eventually moved to California to continue at the University of Berkeley, Engineering and Computer Science. Wosniak was related to jobs, who was five years younger than him. Jobs grew up in Mountain View, and her adoptive parents, not well known on high technology.

After Jobs’ family, he moved to Los Altos, Woz met him through a mutual friend, just before Jobs fourteenth birthday. Although shared his interest in computers, differed in their way of being. Woz was fond of putting their ideas into practice, however Jobs, seemed to see electronics as a means to an end. Woz would say, “… make me not so important as running behind the ball …” referring to tennis. Woz, I had no ambition, Jobs had nothing on her head it.

As escort, Jobs did not have much passion for school, no interest to them academic style and, therefore, see picture of them with beards, trousers worn and Zandali. At that time, Jobs takes a job at Atari, while escort had taken a leave Berkeley to go to work at Hewlett-Packard, the design of calculators. Atari was a new company in Sunnyvale that made video games. Jobs was hired by Atari, simply because it was filed one day there. Al Alcorn co-founder of Atari would say, “The personnel director comes to me and tells me, that was a hippie who seemed to have come from the mountains, the guy asks me …– I call the police?” - “ . Alcorn was intrigued and decided to recruit him.

While attending a computer exhibition in London, escort discovered a small maker of semiconductor chips being sold for $ 20. It was an Intel chip but the 6205 from MOS Technology, was more than enough for what I had in mind. At last built a computer, though it was fully assembled. Despite its appearance of unfinished product, proposed an improvement on the Altair, and he used fewer components. Woz In this way, he astonished his friends at the Homebrew Club. But as expected in this story, Woz just liked that, did not have the spirit of ‘ambition’ that I did Jobs, who saw this ‘wonder’ In other words, if a few fans were astonished, what could happen to a bigger market?. Jobs intuitively understood the significance of what Gordon Moore had recognized a decade ago, due to miniaturization, the chips would necessarily be cheaper and would be available to everyone. Jobs thought: What if escort could be persuaded to make your computer in great numbers?. Woz would remain the engineer, and Jobs seller.

On April 1, 1976, Jobs was twenty one years and Woz twenty-six, Jobs met Mike Markkula, who agreed to invest and Sex London Computer was created Markkula contributed his expertise on issues and a check for $ 250,000.00 USD. On that occasion also provided the first President to Sex London, Mike Scott and Jobs helps to write your business plan, with estimated sales of $ 500 million in 10 years.