Without Jobs, Apple is just another Silicon Valley company, and without Apple, Jobs is just another Silicon Valley millionaire.
–Nick Arnett, Accidental Millionaire
Meanwhile, Steve Jobs found a use for some of the millions that he hadn’t put into NeXT, and at his former company, the engineers were getting restless.
When Scully squeezed out Del Yocam and bypassed Jean-Louis Gassée, the Apple engineers were outraged. It wasn’t just that this former sugar-water salesman Sculley had the gall to name himself CTO of Apple, but Gassée, whom they would have picked as CEO had they been asked, was being shown the door.
Apple employees exhibited a lot of so-called attitude about their status within the industry. ...