“Drive out of Las Vegas for an hour into the Nevada desert. When you reach what feels like the end of civilization, carry on. That’s where you’ll find Pahrump,” Dave Lee reports for BBC News. “And it’s in Pahrump where you’ll find the co-founder of the most valuable, perhaps most powerful company, on Earth.”
“Ronald G Wayne is 81,” Lee reports. “When he was 41, he worked at Atari. And it was there he met a young, impressionable Steve Jobs who would regularly turn to Wayne for all manner of advice.”
“One day, Jobs finally asked the question that changed history: ‘Could you help me talk some sense into Steve Wozniak?'” Lee reports. “‘Bring him over to the house,’ Wayne said. ‘We’ll sit down, and we’ll chat.’ Over the course of around 45 minutes, Wayne turned things around. ‘He bought into it. He understood,’ he says.”
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MacDailyNews Take: From one of the world’s richest men to Pahrump. Ouch.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “gedboy” for the heads up.]