June 3, 2010

シリコンバレーのトリビア41:Silicon Valley Trivia Quiz 41

Who's this man?

He spoke of his experiences at home in Pahrump, NV, on May 26, 2010
ネバダの自宅で半生を振り返る氏 (c) San Jose Mercury News


Ron Wayne, 76, Apple co-founder
He was present at the birth of cool on April Fool's Day, 1976: Co-founder — along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak — of the Apple Computer Inc., Wayne designed the company's original logo, wrote the manual for the Apple I computer, and drafted the fledgling company's partnership agreement.

That agreement gave him a 10 percent ownership stake in Apple, a position that would be worth about $22 billion today if Wayne had held onto it.

But he didn't.

Afraid that Jobs' wild spending and Woz's recurrent "flights of fancy" would cause Apple to flop, Wayne decided to abdicate his role as adult-in-chief and bailed out after 12 days. Terrified to be the only one of the three founders with assets that creditors could seize, he sold back his shares for $800.

1976年4月1日、氏はスティーブ・ジョブズ、スティーブ・ウォズニアックと共にアップルコンピュータ創設に立ち合い、最初のロゴをデザインし、Apple Iの取扱説明書を書き、創業間もない会社のパートナーシップ契約を起草した。



Woz, Jobs and ... Wayne? Apple's forgotten founder still wandering in the desert - San Jose Mercury News

I thought Steve Jobs' $10 billion loss was the biggest loss 'till now.

トリビア40:Trivia Quiz 40


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