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  • Steve Jobs' Childhood Home Gains a "Historic Resource" Status


    The Los Altos, California home that Jobsí lived in and began Apple out of has recently been designated as a ďhistoric resourceĒ by the Los Altos Historical Commission after a two-year effort. Commissioners were unanimous in their assent during an evening hearing according to the San Jose Mercury News. The designation gives the Los Altos Historical Commission the right to review any proposed changes to the 1950s-era property, with final approval for renovations needed from the City Council.

    The current owner of the ranch-style home, Jobís sister, Patricia, was consulted on the designation but her approval wasnít required. Last month, Patricia Jobs told the paper that she didnít oppose the effort but was upset that she wasnít consulted from the beginning. She said the following in an interview regarding the matter:

    I want to cooperate but I also want to know what is expected of us.
    For those of you that didnít already know, the first batch of 100 Apple I computers were assembled by the Jobs siblings and Steve Wozniak at the home, with 50 sold to a local retailer and the balance going to other members of the homebrew Computer Club, an early microcomputer enthusiastís group of which Jobs and Wozniak were a part of. Apple ended up moving to Cupertino nine months later.

    According to the paper, the commissionís evaluation was effusive in its praise of the late Apple CEO. Commissioner Sapna Marfatia wrote the following:

    Steve Jobs is considered a genius who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed many industries. His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming.
    Source: San Jose Mercury News
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs' Childhood Home Gains a "Historic Resource" Status started by Akshay Masand View original post