“In 1985, John Sculley–Apple’s president and Steve Jobs’ partner and confidante–became frustrated with Jobs’ management style,” Harry McCracken reports for Technologizer.
“He forced Jobs into a role as Apple’s chairman that was designed to prevent him from making any decisions,” McCracken reports. “A few months later, Jobs resigned and founded NeXT. And that, it seemed, was that.”
McCracken reports, “The saga got a lot of coverage in the press–not as much as this week’s Jobs news, but a lot. It’s fascinating to look back at it. And I don’t blame anyone who failed to understand the implicates of Jobs leaving back then or even cheered his exodus. I mean, who would have believed you if you’d outlined the story to come?”
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