“I’ve been meaning to tell this story for a while,” Kim Scheinberg writes for Covestor.
“The year is 2000. My husband (JK) has been working at Apple for 13 years. Our son is a year old, and we want to move back to the East Coast to live near our parents. To do this, my husband will need to be granted permission to telecommute. This means he can’t be working on a team project and needs to find something independent to do,” Scheinberg writes. “The plan to move is a long-range plan. JK lays the groundwork early to start splitting his time between his Apple office and his home office. [By 2002, he is working at home full-time in California.]”
MacDailyNews Note: In June 2000, John Kullmann, Scheinberg’s husband, emailed his boss at Apple, Joe Sokol, about the possibility of working on Mac OS X for Intel.
Scheinberg writes, “Eighteen months go by. In December 2001, Joe tells JK, ‘I need to justify your salary in my budget. Show me what you’re working on.’ …In JK’s office [at Apple], Joe watches in amazement as JK boots up an Intel PC and up on the screen comes the familiar ‘Welcome to Macintosh’. Joe pauses, silent for a moment, then says, ‘I’ll be right back.’ He comes back a few minutes later with Bertrand Serlet.”
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