We love to hear the story, again and again, about two young dudes from Cali-one a tried-and-true engineer, the other a keen creative with an acute business sense-who started a computer company in a garage. After working at Atari, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Wayne come together to market and sell the Apple I computer kit that Wozniak built. Was there anything behind the decision to start the company on April Fool's Day? Probably not, but we like to think Jobs knew he'd get the last laugh.
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