How the Founders of Apple Got Rich

The two main Apple founders – Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak – both came from humble backgrounds and were not endowed with commercial success. In order to afford the first pieces of the Apple I in 1976, they almost literally sold the shirts off their backs. Jobs invested the proceeds from the sale of his VW bus ($1,500 dollars). “Woz” parted with his beloved programmable calculator Hewlett-Packard 65 and deposited 250 dollars in the company’s treasury.

How Jef Raskin started the Macintosh project

It All Began with “Annie” – The Vision of a Computer for the Masses (Updated: May 2018) It had been a long way until the day of the official introduction of the Macintosh on January 24th, 1984. Five years earlier, in spring 1979, Apple chairman Mike Markkula wondered whether his company should bring a 500… Continue reading How Jef Raskin started the Macintosh project

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