The importance of Apple’s early days is often forgotten by the Mac community in our focus on a product that was released 7 years into Apple’s life. It is certainly long-forgotten by most of the rest of the world. The Apple I and, to a far larger extent, the Apple II were the first truly useful computers that you could *own* and have in your home or office. Certainly other products came online shortly thereafter, but it was Apple that really lit the way.
The History Channel Pays Homage To Apple, Steve Jobs, & Steve Wozniak: