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Fire in the Valley, 3rd Edition by Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine

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Starting Apple

I met the two Steves. They showed me the Apple I. I thought they were really right on.

—Mike Markkula

Jobs and Woz had discovered that they were a good team. Jobs, inspired by the blue box and Breakout experiences, was eager to find a way to make this pay off. But the inspiration would have to come from Woz, and it was Homebrew that gave him that inspiration.

Woz Discovers Homebrew

Breakout wasn’t Woz’s only extracurricular project while at HP. He also designed and built a computer terminal. Jobs had heard that a local company that rented computer time needed an inexpensive home terminal to access the company’s large computer. Jobs told Woz about it, and Woz designed a small device that used a television set for a display, ...

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