FEARLESS GENIUS: Rare photos of when Apple fired Steve Jobs by Doug Menuez

12/04/2014 ISO1200 MAGAZINE 0 Comments

In 1985, when Apple's board made Steve Jobs step down as the CEO of the company he founded, he decided to create the NeXT computer. NeXT became the computer on which Tim Berners-Lee developed the world's first web server software.

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Many called the period between 1985 and 1996 (when Mr Jobs returned to Apple) the start of the "digital revolution", when computers became commonplace and first appeared in homes. On his return, Mr Jobs brought Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability by1998.

Photographer Doug Menuez (Instagram) had rare access to this exciting time.

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Menuez will share eyewitness stories of the unknown sacrifice and relentless optimism of a secretive, brilliant tribe during those early and transformative days in the digital revolution. And there are significant lessons from this era that are relevant and inspiring for today's innovators as we attempt to catch the next big wave of transformational technology development.

The images can be found in his book Fearless Genius.

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Project website:dougmenuez.com/ and fearlessgenius.org

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