Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak formed Apple Computer Co. on April Fool's Day, 1976. The Apple I, introduced soon after, was the first computer to come with a fully assembled motherboard (central printed circuit board). It sold for $666.66. (Science & Society Picture Library / Contributor/Life)
by Adam Cole
Apr 1, 2011
Today is Apple's 35th anniversary. But of course, well before Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak partnered up, other innovators paved the way. Their breakthroughs, though bulky and awkward to a modern eye, were technological marvels that led to the development of today's ubiquitous personal — and pocket-sized — computers. A gallery at Life follows this path from abacus to Apple.
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