In a rare interview, Apple's first employee, Bill Fernandez, opened up about working with Steve Jobs, his role in building the Apple II computer, and how he played matchmaker to introduce Jobs to co-founder Steve Wozniak.
In his interview with Jason Hiner on Tech Republic, Fernandez said that he and Jobs became fast friends in middle school in Cupertino, California:
It was Fernandez who had introduced Jobs to Wozniak:
When the pair was ready to take on the personal computing revolution, Fernandez was hired to help:
Unfortunately, as Apple grew, Fernandez felt like there wasn't room to grow at Apple. He left and eventually returned to Apple and was tasked to work on the Macintosh, where he honed in on UI and design:
If you're interested in the history of Apple, be sure to catch Fernandez's full interview at the source link below:
Source: Tech Republic
Boy, it must burn him up about recent movies never mentioning he introduced those two guys.
I am going to go and re-watch "Jobs" now to see if he is included, if not explicitly, at least in the background.
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