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Steve Jobs, the chief executive of the animation company Pixar, speaks at the MacWorld trade show in San Francisco on Jan. 7, 1997. Jobs has turned down an offer to become Apple Computer Inc. s next chairman and chief executive officer, published reports said Thursday, July 31, 1997. Jobs said Apple s board of directors asked him three weeks ago, after the July 9 ouster of Gil Amelio, to head the company he co-founded in 1976.
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)