I have several questions about Steve Jobs I hope the upcoming Walter Isaacson biography will answer.
But I can’t help thinking there will be one question that Isaacson didn’t ask. And I think this question is critical to everything that came after.
Jobs has often said that the reason he and Woz built a computer in the first place was because they each wanted one.
The obvious question, that I don’t think Isaacson will have asked is this:
What would you have done with the computer?
We’ll probably never know, because the way things worked out, they built fifty computers to sell then had another fifty left over that became the basis of Apple the company.
Had Jobs never gotten the idea for PCB (printed circuit board) production, had Apple never been formed, had Jobs just gotten his own computer, I can’t help wondering what he would have done with it as a sole user.