Did Steve Jobs steal everything from Xerox PARC?

It is claimed again and again that in the course of the Macintosh’s development, Apple just resorted to the ideas the research laboratory Xerox PARC had hatched before. Fact or Fiction?

The myth entwines about a late 1979 visit to Xerox PARC by a group of Apple engineers and executives led by Steve Jobs.

“I am but 30 and want still to contribute and achieve.” – Steve Jobs’ Resignation Letter (1985)

This is the text of chairman Jobs’ resignation letter sent to company vice chairman A.C. “Mike” Markkula: September 17, 1985 Dear Mike: l This morning’ s papers carried suggestions that Apple is considering removing me as Chairman. I don’t know the source of these reports but they are both misleading to the public and unfair … Read more