Steve Jobs tells IBM "We're number one" in 30 year old picture
IBM logo. Displaying the rebel in him that would remain part of his personality until the end, the future billionaire posed for the picture that was snapped by Jean Pigozzi, described by Hertzfeld as being a wild French jet setter who was hanging out with Jobs and Hertzfeld at the time. The latter ended up with the picture which he posted on his Google+ page (Irony alert! Irony Alert!) on Thursday as a memoriam to the late co-founder of Apple.
There actually is a little more to the story. Hertzfeld wrote a book in 2004 called Revolution in The Valley and his editor wanted the picture included in the book. Hertzfeld said he was to timid to seek permission from Jobs. Additionally, he notes that Apple was still buying processors from Big Blue for the Mac line.
While Steve Jobs is now gone, consider the amazing changes that have happened in the tech world since that picture was taken. IBM was the big global tech giant whose market cap dwarfed the value of Apple at that time by many times over. Now, Apple is one of the most valuable companies on the planet, worth much more than IBM. What will happen in the next 30 years?
source: AndyHerzfeld via AppleInsider
1. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
hmmm I actually see that IBM is number one... he just using the bigger finger.... lol
3. elliotsilva (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
by the bad quality of the photo seems to be taken with iphone 1st gen:P
6. buggerrer (Posts: 282; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
whatever Microsoft, Google, and Apple do, they can't beat IBM
not for a long time!
12. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
That's the same gesture he made to the mother of his child when she asked for child support.
13. Magnu5 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
Good Riddance. That was the most selfish, money driven man ever.
16. networkdood (Posts: 5563; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
IBM stock used to be where APPLE stock is now - where is my TIME MACHINE?
20. dunyfunny (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)
ibm laptops( thinkpads by lenovo) still are one of the bests but ugly design.
only difference between both is BETTER DESIGN BY APPLE!
22. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
unfortunately what Steve Jobs did was create a cult.
to those who actually know anything about computers knows that Apple is a proprietary piece of junk.
Have fun with your airport, your "nophone", and over priced computers. I give you props for your video editing capability, but your product is simply....junk
I dont wish death or pain upon any man and will be missed even tho I hate your products.
Making something easy doesnt make it a good product. Secondly, dont bite the hand that fed you Steve Jobs ;)
29. putes (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Interesting, go to Yahoo finance and do a stock chart performance comparison for the last year... IBM beat Apple still.