Saturday, August 12, 2006

How Was "Apple Computer" Named?

From Apple II History & Wikipedia:

Apple Computer was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne (and later incorporated January 3, 1977 without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak) to sell the Apple I personal computer kit at US $666.66. They were hand-built in Jobs' parents' garage, and the Apple I was first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club.

Jobs had recently worked at an organic apple orchard, and liked the name because "he thought of the apple as the perfect fruit--it has a high nutritional content, it comes in a nice package, it doesn't damage easily--and he wanted Apple to be the perfect company. Besides, they couldn't come up with a better name."

Apple would go on to create some of the most innovative products of our time, including the Macintosh, iMac, and iPod.

You can visit Apple Computer on the web here.

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posted by Staff @ 9:44 PM