13. Atari Chief Tells Apple Founders They Smell & Product Sucks
Quote: "Get your feet off my desk, get out of here, you stink, and we're not going to buy your product."
The story goes that Apple virtuosos Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak waltzed into Atari President Joe Keenan's office offering to sell him their latest personal computer. Jobs had been listed as a technician of the gaming company (employee #40) in the past, and even admitted to meeting with Atari at one point offering his device in exchange for funding or a salary for the duo to come work for them. Keenan went on to kick them out of his office and belittle their product. Guess who had the last laugh?