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Steve Jobs

In 1974 he dropped out of Reed College and returned to his parents' Los Altos home. He went to work for Nolan Bushnell's Atari as a technician. Steve Wozniak joined him there, and together they worked on Breakout.

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Chris Espinosa and Randy Wigginton begin work on the Apple II.

December 1979
A team from Apple, including Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Atkinson, Mike Scott and Jef Raskin, visits Xerox PARC in return for letting Xerox Development Corporation purchase 100,000 Apple shares for US$1 million. They are amazed by the Alto, and many of its features appear in the Apple Lisa.

Steve Jobs, having left Apple, founds NeXT Inc.

Steve Jobs' NeXT computer system is introduced.

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