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The garage in Los Altos, California, where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Inc. in 1976.
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On April Fool’s Day in 1976, 21-year-old Steve Jobs and 25-year-old Steve Wozniak established Apple Computer, later known simply as Apple Inc. Pioneers in the burgeoning world of personal computers, the pair worked out of Jobs’ parents’ garage in Los Altos, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Jobs, a college dropout, became one of the great innovators of the digital age, transforming not just his original field but also music, animation and mobile communications. He died at 56 on October 5, 2011, after a long struggle with cancer.



14 thoughts on “B&P Link Dump”

  1. That is cool to know. I lived in Los Altos in the mid 80s as a newlywed. Can almost guess where his neighborhood was.

  2. Am I the only one who sees Steve Jobs as the guy who abandoned his baby daughter and denied she was his for many years? He claimed to be “sterile”. The same Steve Jobs got his Apple stock options backdated to make an extra $20,000,000 until they were caught by authorities. This is the same guy who wanted to destroy Adobe just because of a rift. Same cocky and arrogant person who told his fan boys that their iPhones had antenna problems because THEY were holding a phone the wrong way. He hardly invented anything. The smart phone? Please! Other companies had that concept started long before him. The tablet computer? Not! Microsoft invented that! The icon interface he claimed Bill Gates stole from him? Not even that. It was invented by Xerox! Digital Music Player? Not even close. Yes, he took these gadgets and made them cooler and super expensive. But I would hardly call him an innovator.

    So I fail to see what the drama is about!

  3. I don’t see the big deal about raw milk, we lived down the road from a dairy when I was a kid, we bought gallons of milk all the time, best damn milk around. Tasted great, I won’t even drink milk anymore because of the taste of the crap they try to pass off as milk in the stores, the closest they come to real milk is organic.

  4. I wish I could make an entire post on this. I live about 5 miles from a couple of modern ghost towns. Picher and Cardin, Oklahoma. I hoped to find one or two links, but the more I looked the more I wanted to share. I’ll post a few here but there are lots more interesting stories and videos that tell the story. This was the world’s largest lead and zinc mining area. Lead and other heavy metal contamination with failed attempts by the federal government to clean up properties, sinkholes, and finally a F4 tornado in 2008 ruined the town. At its peak there were about 15,000 residents in Picher, by 2000 there were about 1600, today there might be 5 or less, maybe 0. The city officially closed in 2009 but a few people still refused to move despite buyout offers. These vidoes are a couple of years old. I took a ride down Main St. today and most of these places are gone, but there are still lots of abandoned homes off the main road and most should be gone by the end of the year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV0EKE9nGgA (Orval died in 2009)

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