Wozniak in '84: Apple II a product that could sell 'thousands a month'

Summary:Long-lost footage of Steve Wozniak speaking to the Denver Apple Pi computer club in 1984.

A hearty bravo to Vince Patton, the entreprising fellow who this week published long-lost video of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak telling tales about the company to the Denver Apple Pi computer club at the Colorado School of Mines way back in 1984.

The footage -- on VHS tape, naturally -- was saved by Patton's father; Patton turned around and digitized it for our enjoyment. And what a find it was.

In this example, Woz discusses the early days of Apple as a company -- one that knew it had a hit product on its hands but still needed the financing ($250,000, to be precise) to make it happen (not to mention the stomach to quit a job at Hewlett-Packard and go all in).

There are many more:

Indeed, there are more still; Patton split the 90-minute presentation into 23 videos. To walk down memory lane, watch them here.

Topics: Apple


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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