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

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Magic Times

After the West Coast Computer Faire, we had a sense of exhilaration for having pulled off something so well, not just for Apple, but for the whole computer movement.

—Chris Espinosa

In 1977, Apple could do no wrong. It was an enchanted time for the tiny company, whose principals radiated an innocent confidence. Hobbyists praised Woz’s design, dealers clamored for the new computer, and investors were itching to sink money into the company.

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Figure 64. Apple I circuit board The original Apple I circuit board was framed and hung in the Apple offices, with the legend “Our Founder.” (Courtesy of Apple Computer Inc.)

Assembling the Team ...

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