from apple, steve jobs, macintosh posted in technology by prof_improbable
Located on the De Anza College campus, the Flint Center was the location of the Apple Annual Shareholder's meeting on January 24, 1984.
Clad in a suit jacket and bow tie (pre-black turtleneck), a young Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh for the first time. The computer was in a bag, was plugged in to demonstrate the variety of programs developed, and then talked (early MacSpeak). People went bananas (see video).
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Here's a yearbook photo.
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Apple got their first major investor in Mike Markkula, a former Intel employee who had made millions and retired by the age of 34. He help draw up a business plan where he would invest $250,000 to build 1,000 machines.
Apple hired Rob Holt (a friend of Steve Jobs) to create a power supply and create a mold for the distinctive plastic shell (as opposed to the previous wooden case). With the addition of an office manager in Mike Scott, the company moved to their first real office setting in 1976.
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When Steve Jobs attended this high school, he enrolled in a popular electronics course. He became friends with a student named Bill Fernandez, who introduced the 14-year-old Jobs to "Woz"- 19-year-old Steve Wozniak.
The two became fast friends over their mutual love of electronics. One of their first business ventures was selling "blue boxes"- devices that made illegal long distance phone calls. They tried selling them door-to-door at the dorms of UC-Berkley, where Woz attended school, but quit after nearly being caught by the police.