In 1986 Steve Jobs was starting over and rallying the troops.
Having changed the world twice he would try again with the best and
brightest and pack a mainframe into a one foot cube. Palo Alto. 1986
Steve Jobs and the NeXT board of directors host a lunch and demo
for Ross Perot at the unfinished new NeXT factory. Perot later invested
around US$20 million into NeXT for 16% of NeXT's stock, pricing the
company at $125 million and joined the board of directors in 1988. Fremont. 1987
Steve Jobs Steve Jobs and Ross Perot discuss NeXT's business plans while
touring the NeXT computer factory. Perot later invested around US$20 million
into NeXT and joined the board of directors. Fremont. 1987
Autodesk employees meet at San Rafael, California headquarters. The company
encouraged employees to bring their dogs to work and fostered a pet friendly atmosphere.
Bill Gates debates with reporters about the "vaporware" upgrade to Windows at the
Agenda '92 Conference, attended by 300 or so high-tech industry CEO's and hosted by the
irreverant, amusing Stuart Alsop who challenged Gates on Microsoft delays. Laguna Nigel. 1992.
Apple CEO John Sculley led the press on a tour of the Macintosh factory while
introducing the first low-cost Macs, including the Classic and LC. Reaction was
very positive on Wall Street. Fremont. 1990.
Producer Michael Witlin hits the floor in exasperation, while PR colleague
Tricia Chan calls an engineer during a bug-ridden rehearsal for an Apple Newton press
demo. Las Vegas. 1993.
NetObjects employee meeting led by CEO Samir Aurora, out of focus at right,
Redwood City, California. New employees were required to wear balloon hats at team meetings.
The innovative web design tools company managed to merge with IBM and go public in May of
1999. Unfortuately, they were late to market and faced a slew of competitors at that point.
CNN reported that their IPO was the first company in the history of the internet to close
the trading day at a lower share price then the IPO opening bell price. Circa March 1999.
LAM Computing technician seeks source of problem during assembly. Fremont. 1990.
Dark humor at Apple tech support, where long wait times leads to plenty of frustration
-- not just for customers but the support techs as well, as someone bugged by
Quickdraw GX illustrated here. Austin. 1994
Apple programmer Sarah Clark delivers a message to the Newton War Room. Clark
often brings her newborn baby to work. Her office has curtains over the glass so
colleagues know when it's nap time. Cupertino. 1993.
Vinod Khosla, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner and co-founder of
Sun Microsystems, discussing potential investments with the KPCB partners at an
offsite meeting, Redwood City, California, circa 1992.
John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner and legendary venture
capitalist, discussing potential investments with the KPCB partners at an offsite
meeting, Redwood City, California, circa 1992.
Jim Lally, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner lays out documents
related to potential investments during a team meeting with the KPCB partners,
Redwood City, California, circa 1992.
At the Farallon Computing warehouse a woman "checks six" on a colleague.
Farrallon was an innovator and leader in Macintosh networking. Berkeley. 1989
Bill Joy, Sun's co-founder and chief scientist as he discusses Java with
John Gage on video conference. Joy was refining their new universal platform
Java software which Sun had released in 1995. 1996, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A map in Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy's office showing all the golf courses
in the world he intended to play. Redwood City offices of Sun Microsystems, Inc. 1992
Apple Newton marketing team members Michael Tchao, left, Nazila Alasti,middle and
Susan Schuman, right, backstage at Newton press conference during the CBIT Conference,
Hannover, Germany. None of the eight units they brought to demo were working minutes
before they had to go onstage. March 1993
Iternational Trading Group Halloween party preparations. San Mateo. 1989.
Japanese women bow in traditional greeting in the lobby of Apple Computer's
Headquarters. Tokyo. 1995
Sun Microsystems, Inc. 1992 Mountain View. CA.
Tricia Chan gets a hug from speechwriter CJ Maupin after a Newton demo
and press briefing at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show. Las Vegas. 1993
Newton marketing executive James Joaquin during a press event leading to
the launch of the Apple Newton handheld PDA. 1992.
International Trading Group at 6 a.m. and one employee is doing yoga as
another is on an international conference call. Menlo Park. 1987
Stephen Tomlin, internet expert for Barry Diller's QVC, takes a minute to check
his e-mail in Washington Square Park, near the usual crowd of morning Tai-Chi
practitioners. San Francisco. 1993.
Sony Australia CEO listens to a proposal for a book/CD project called
"From Alice to Ocean", Sydney, Australia, circa 1991.
CBIT computer conference Hannover, Germany 1993.
Rich Page (confirm this) making presentation to NeXT Computer, Inc. employees
at Steve Jobs new company headquarters, Palo Alto, California, 1986.
Late for a flight, the publisher of MacWeek Magazine runs back to his
office for a vital document. San Francisco. 1992.
Du Pont CEO Ed Woolard leaves the Washington Press Club after delivering a
speech extolling a joint plastic recycling venture he started with Proctor and
Gamble. Washington. 1991
Adobe System's annual Holiday Party. San Francisco. 1990.
DuPont water treatment plant, New Jersey. 1991.
G-TECH executive, Houston, Texas. 1996.
Migrant workers wash organic lettuce using a customized portable washing
system built into a 60-foot trailer. TKO Farms. Salinas. 1993.
Adobe Systems founders and friends Chuck Geschke, left, and John Warnock
share a joke in Warnock's office at Adobe headquarters. Mountain View. 1988
Adobe Systems year-end holiday party; this couple later got married.
San Francisco. 1990
After several days in a row, these Du Pont salesmen are completely in
synch on their pitch to auto-body shops for a paint recycling program.
New Jersey. 1992