1975: The January issue of Popular Electronics magazine described the Altair 8080 as “the world’s first mini computer”. Two geeks, Paul Allen and Bill Gates, offered to write software for Altair, using the new BASIC language. On April 4, after the success of this first attempt, two childhood friends formed their own software company, Microsoft. 1976: Apple I was conceived by Steve Wozniak but rejected by his boss at HP. Dirt track everything will kill you so choose something fun poster. Undeterred, he supplied them to Silicon Valley’s Homebrew computer club and with friend Steve Jobs managed to sell 50 pre-designed models to the Byte Shop in Mountain View, California for about 666. USD. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak laid the foundation for the birth of the Apple computer on April Fool’s Day. Apple I was the first computer with a single circuit board.