In a wistful moment during his keynote at Macworld this week, Steve Jobs reminded attendees that April 1 will mark the 30th anniversary of the dawn of Apple.
“I just wanted to point it out,” said Jobs. “You know, Apple was founded on April Fools day in 1976. We thought that was funny at the time.”
Indeed it was. And the fun was just starting. Plenty of books have been written about Apple’s wild ride. I don’t have that kind of space, but here are a few of the key moments in the history of Jobs & Company that stand out for me.