The Man who Really Made Apple what it is


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:

Hey Woz do you think you could get Tim Cook to Invite us to the opening celebration of the new Apple Campus when it…

Posted by Paul Terrell on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NextShark has put together a very nice expose of the events along with Paul Terrell at:

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About the Author

Bill Martens

A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.