is the history
of the early days at Apple Computer.
Apple lore is interesting
in that no one seems to agree on what happened. Probably the best known piece of Apple lore is how Steve Jobs
first saw the GUI
on a tour of Xerox PARC
. Details, however, diverge from there. Jef Raskin claims that he had, in fact, been working on a GUI at Apple before the tour
and told Jobs to go to Xerox to see that this was, in fact, a workable concept. Others claim that there had been no a priori
work on the GUI before the tour. Some versions have Apple giving Xerox stock
in return for not being sued
for using the GUI, others claim that Apple just stole
This is a good example of how the story of what things were like in the early days of Apple depends greatly upon who you ask.