Steve Jobs resigned from Apple, a company he had co-founded nine years back, on 17th September 1985. He had been involved with bitter in-fighting with, the then CEO, John Sculley. In fact, a few years before, Jobs had himself asked Sculley to leave his position in Pepsico and join Apple.
Steve Jobs went on to set up NeXT Computers on whose machines the World Wide Web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. NeXT was later acquired by Apple when Steve Jobs rejoined his old company.
The Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) was the first personal computer to be available off the shelf on retail stores. Another product from the company, the Commodore 64, is regarded as the largest selling computer of all time. Commodore International was founded by Jack Tramiel, a Polish-American businessman. Unfortunately, the company failed to maintain its initial success and filed for bankruptcy on 29th April 1994. [more...]