In 1975, Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop, famously bought 50 Apple-1’s from Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Of course, they had to build them first and with no money, Steve Jobs convinced companies to provide parts based on a 30 days payment plan using the promissory note from Paul Terrell.
Most folks look at that event as the real event that started Apple. However, it was Paul who convinced the Apple guys to make the computer a real computer by providing a case. Thus was born the Apple II.
Now 40 years later, the opening of the new Apple campus is an event which will change the way Apple does business and Paul sent out a message wanting to take part in it. This is perhaps the ultimate full circle of life for Apple. Paul posted on Facebook this morning the following message:
NextShark has put together a very nice expose of the events along with Paul Terrell at: