In rare early video, Steve Jobs and Woz talk about Apple’s beginnings

“By 2015 standards, 1984 might seem to fall rather early in the chronology of Apple Computer, Inc. But the company had already seen a lot of history by then,” Harry McCracken reports for Fast Company.

“And in the vintage nine-minute video below — really, a slideshow of still images accompanied by voiceovers — cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak looked back at some of it, dating all the way back to 1976’s Apple I,” McCracken reports. “The speaker at the start of the video is Paul Terrell, who founded one of the world’s first computer stores, the Byte Shop, in Mountain View, California, in 1975. The next year, he played a significant role in Apple history by placing an order for 50 of Wozniak and Jobs’s Apple I computers — on the contingency that they supply them fully assembled, rather than as a solder-it-yourself kit.”

Much more in the full article – recommendedhere.

MacDailyNews Take: As McCracken points out, check out the watches that both Steves are wearing (Jobs at 1:41 and Woz at 2:19) back in 1984 – they look like Apple Watches!


  1. Highlights /snarky

    Artistic renderings of Steve and Steve, um, beautiful
    Dude has an Apple][ on a motor boat.
    Casual shots of Woz playing Defender.
    Closing Apple vocalist and lyrics

    Great video though 🙂

  2. The epitome of INNOVATION.

    Hello World. Wake Up!

    SamDung don’t know jack squat about innovation. Except to STEAL others innovations and claim it their own. In what country was AAPL born? That would be AMERICA. Any questions?

    This county has become cesspool of me too tech, thanks to IP infringement. It started with Gates, Eric T. Mole & now SamDung. Ponder where AAPL would be today, IF patent law was actually ENFORCED! What a pathetic state of affairs.

    But did you people know? Samsung is the company who invented the personal computer. RIGHT? Right.

    You tell a lie long enough people will start to believe you. Isn’t that right Mole? Pathetic excuse for a human.

  3. It is interesting that within a few years of this jingle being sung, “the Apple II forever…” (near the end of the clip), Steve Jobs led the company, in 1884, to do what he would eventually do over and over – what would become the DNA of the company – destroy the great and hugely successful in order to make way for the “insanely great.” The Apple IIe faded away with the huge leap in UI design of the Macintosh.

  4. I love my Macs, but I had the most fun with my Apple IIs. I learned to program on my //c thanks to Beagle Bros. Then my IIgs lasted me 8 years thanks to the expandability all those slots offered. I miss those days.

    Thanks for posting this video!

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