On Friday, April 15, 1977, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak showcased the Apple II at the first annual West Coast Computer Fair in San Francisco. Twelve thousand seven hundred fifty computer geeks were present. Some walked past the Apple booth while many others gathered around the demos. Computer enthusiasts were accustomed at the time to build-your-computer kits, such as the first PC, the Altair 8800. Apple II came along and changed everything. It was the invention of the personal computer that came with a keyboard, a monitor, a color display, expansion slots, and a built-in programming language (BASIC) all in one. The technology industry and all its applications worldwide have always been different ever since. No one and I would be typing on a smartphone or a computer right now if it were not for what Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak unveiled to the world that day.

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