Steve Jobs tells IBM "We're number one" in 30 year old picture

Steve Jobs tells IBM
Earlier on Friday, we told you that Apple was working on a prototype for a touchscreen phone as early as 1983. Also in 1983, Newsweek was ready to do a cover story on Apple's game-changing MacIntosh computer. In December, Steve Jobs and Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Mac team, flew to the Big Apple (although today it is unsure which Apple is bigger) to meet with Newsweek. The magazine was doing a cover story on the Mac for a January edition.

During a trek around Manhattan, Jobs and crew found themselves outside an office building that displayed the 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

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27 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hmmm I actually see that IBM is number one... he just using the bigger finger.... lol

2. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

lol. I love Jobs for this one

3. elliotsilva

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

by the bad quality of the photo seems to be taken with iphone 1st gen:P

9. Abdul92

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

Dumbas*

26. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Truth hurts

5. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

He kind of looks like Tom cruise.

18. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

More like Demetri Martin.

6. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

whatever Microsoft, Google, and Apple do, they can't beat IBM not for a long time!

7. matt1q2aw3

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

Very sophomoric Jobs.... and PA too.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Such an ass hole back then

19. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Back then?!

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Ok always an asshole

12. chadrick0814 unregistered

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: Nov 15, 2011

Good Riddance. That was the most selfish, money driven man ever.

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

IBM stock used to be where APPLE stock is now - where is my TIME MACHINE?

17. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

steve jobs... was never attractive.

20. dunyfunny

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

ibm laptops( thinkpads by lenovo) still are one of the bests but ugly design. only difference between both is BETTER DESIGN BY APPLE!

21. seeds

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

IBM is much better...

22. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 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 ;)

23. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Love my apple products.

25. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Dont you mean Copy Apple products

27. live7373

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

He looks like such a nice guy

29. putes

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Interesting, go to Yahoo finance and do a stock chart performance comparison for the last year... IBM beat Apple still. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?t=1y&s=AAPL&l=on&z=l&q=l&c=ibm

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