Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Technology History: Apple Computer Company

The Apple Computer Company was "born" on April 1, 1975. Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs designed the first Apple computer in Jobs' home. Jobs was able to convince a local electronic retailer to order 25 Apple I computers. In order to raise the money to make these machines, Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus. Wozniak sold his HP scientific calculator, thus enabling them to raise $1,300.
Apple has gone on to become a multi-billion dollar worldwide technology company -- whose most famous product, the iPod, is the standard for MP3 players today.