“Among the companies that embody the spirit of Silicon Valley, Apple looms large,” CNET reports.

“The consumer electronics giant’s history features all the tropes of the Valley mythos,” CNET reports. “Tick them off. First headquartered in someone’s home? Check. Success followed by near bankruptcy? Check. Internal struggles? Check. And (of course) a renaissance leading to dominance? Check. Apple also weathered the death of Steve Jobs, its charismatic co-founder, as the company reached new heights. All the stuff of a movie (or six).”

CNET reports, “Sunday [April 1] marks the 42nd anniversary of Apple’s founding in the Los Altos, California, garage of Jobs’ parents.”

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