I started working at Apple about 18 months after I bought my Apple II.
I left Apple in April of 1984, pretty soon after the introduction of the Mac.
Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of the many obstacles put in your path.
The Apple II was not designed like an ordinary product. It used crazy tricks everywhere.
I developed some unique software to public it on the web that I call the Folklore Project.
As you know, Microsoft eventually kind of grabbed the gold ring out of Apple's hands, I guess.
I got bitten by the free software bug in February of 1998 around the time of the Mozilla announcement.
Part of Steve's job was to drum into us how important what we were doing actually would be to the world.
A lot of people thought Steve Jobs was a CEO of Apple but he never was until he came back to Apple in 1997.
I did some products for the Apple II, most notably the first small low cost thermal printer, the Silent Type.