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.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak talk about the company’s beginnings (Video)

In this vintage nine-minute video, cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak looked back at some of it, dating all the way back to 1976’s Apple I.   The speaker at the start of the video is Paul Terrell, who founded one of the world’s first computer stores, the Byte Shop, in Mountain View, California, in … Read more

Steve Wozniak Debunks One of Apple’s Biggest Myths

In 1976, The Apple 1 computer went on sale for a retail price of $666.66. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs and designed that product, remembers the early days. Read more: Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Steve Wozniak on Apple, the Computer Revolution, and Working With Steve Jobs   [contextly_auto_sidebar id=”iX1z5W9NTUIkyDLrMMFbcNhDx4Xv0wjj”]

Blue Box – Why Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak hacked the phone network

Before Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs built Apple in the 1970s, they were phone phreaks. YouTube-Link In his famous interview with Bob Cringley for PBS TV series “Thriumpf of the nerds”, Steve Jobs said: We read about (…) the story Esquire magazine about this guy named “Captain Crunch”, who could supposedly make free telephone calls. You heard … Read more

Apple I

Apple I at the Computer History Museum

The original Apple Computer, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak’s friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. The Apple I was Apple’s first product, and … Read more