Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built computers in Job’s parents’ Palo Alto garage. In 1976, Wozniak developed the computer that eventually made him famous. He alone designed the computer that eventually made him famous. He alone designed the hardware, circuit boards, and operating system for the Apple 1. Wozniak originally offered the design to Hewlett Packard while working there, but was turned down by the company on five different occasions.
Jobs instead had the idea to sell the Apple 1 with Wozniak as a fully assembled printed circuit board. Wozniak, at first skeptical, was later convinced by Jobs even if they were not successful they could at least say to their grandkids they had their own company. Together they sold some of their possessions such as Wozniak’s HP scientific calculator and Jobs’ Volkswagen van, raised $1300, and assembled the first boards in Jobs’ bedroom when there was no space left in Jobs’ garage.
Don’t give up on a great idea!