Why I Left Apple Computer After Only 12 Days, In My Own Words

I didn’t separate myself from Apple because of any lack of enthusiasm for the concept of computer products. Aside from any immediate apprehension in regard to financial risks, I left because I didn’t feel that this new enterprise would be the working environment that I saw for myself, essentially for the rest of my days. I had every belief would be successful but I didn’t know when, what I’d have to give up or sacrifice to get there, or how long it would take to achieve that success.

Apple's Founding Contract Up for Auction

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Ronald Wayne, a co-founder of Apple Inc. who left the company shortly after its creation, talks about the scheduled auction of the company's original partnership contract and the early days of the computer maker.

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It is with a heavy heart that I mourn the passing of Steve Jobs and offer my condolences to his family and friends. Steve was one of a kind, and will truly be missed.


Apple's 'Lost' Co-Founder, Describes Steve Jobs In The Early Days

Ron Wayne, Apple's third and "forgotten" co-founder, worked with Jobs at Atari, designed Apple's first logo, and sold his 10 percent share in the company 12 days after Apple was started.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV two days after Jobs announced he would be resigning as CEO, Wayne, joined by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, shared his take on Apple's early days and working with Jobs in the 1970s.

Analysis: Apple's genius - The Daily

Ron contributed an article to The Daily shortly after the announcement that Steve Jobs was stepping down from Apple.

The impact Apple has had on design and engineering is far-reaching, with the “Apple aesthetic” influencing an entire generation of artists, musicians, designers and engineers. Apple is not just a company, but a social catalyst — always creating products or services on the tip of the global subconscious. Apple “must” change the world and it “must” be the best at anything it attempts. Perhaps we are seeing the last of its kind: the “founder-driven” company.

Special Guest at 2011 Update Conference

Ron Wayne will be participating as a special guest at the 2011 Update Conference in Brighton, UK September 5th through the 7th. He will be offering stories of his life in engineering before, during and after his brief participation with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at the Apple Computer company (before it was reformed as Apple Computer Inc.). For more information please Visit the Update Conference.

Fox Business News

Friday, April 1st 2011 marks the 35th anniversary of the day that Mr Jobs, Mr Wozniak and I signed the papers that formed the Apple Computer Company. In light of that, Liz Claman of Fox Business News has invited me to be a guest on her show, "Countdown to the Closing Bell", to reflect on the great history of the company, among other things.Set your DVRs, as you can see the show (with me appearing on it) Friday April 1st at 3:30pm EST, 12:30pm Pacific.

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Two Books

Work progresses on the two books- Adventures of an Apple Founder and Insolence of office- at a break neck pace. This week the cover art comes in for Insolence, and I am sure we will post it on the site when it reaches final approval.