“Working late on a Friday on December 20th at Apple Computer as Mac OS Evangelist, my manager came rushing past my office door saying to come with him to Town Hall, Apple’s theater for announcements, company meetings and the like. It was clearly not a company meeting,” Tim Holmes, former Mac OS evangelist, explains via Flickr. “I called Mitch, my wife who also worked there at the time, and told her meet me there. We had no idea what was about to happen.”

“I tend to take a camera everywhere, so I had my Apple QuickTake camera, which Steve Jobs killed within the year,” Holmes explains.The colors are way off due to the poor quality of digital cameras in 1996, Steve’s jacket was black in real life.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Rainy Day” for the heads up.]