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Apple’s legendary garage is only a myth

Apple’s legendary garage is only a myth

The fable that Apple was born in a Garage is finally debunked by the company’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. The guy who co-founded the high tech company with Steve Jobs has recently given an interview to Bloomberg Businessweek where he confirms that Apple’s “legendary garage” is only a myth.

Wozniak categorically asserts that no designing, no breadboarding, no prototyping and no production planning was done in the garage that is believed to be the birthplace of Apple. No manufacturing was done in that garage either; it was rather a “get together” place where early days employees of Apple felt at home. They had no money to rent a place; so they had to work out of somebody’s home.

According to Steve Wozniak, it took five hard years for him to build the first Apple computer; in the summer of 1975 Apple I computer was born. It was an outcome of the relentless efforts he put in as an employee at Hewlett Packard’s Cupertino facility. Woz remembers that “incredible time” at HP when he had the opportunity to carry out a lot of “side projects”. In the summer of 1976, he built the Apple II computer.

The “legendary garage” is a part of Steve Jobs’ childhood home in Silicon Valley (presently occupied by his stepmother, Marilyn Jobs); the address is 2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos and it was built in 1952.

The house with the “legendary garage” was unanimously voted to be designated as a “historic resource” by Los Altos Historical Commission in 2013 after Steve Jobs passed away. It’s, however, still not clear whether Wozniak’s latest revelation about the garage will affect the house’s historical status.

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