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I had been working there since it started and I wasn’t intending to leave. I deserved to invest,” believed Kottke, who at the time was sharing a house in Cupertino with Jobs and Jobs’ former girlfriend (who would later bear Jobs’ child, Lisa Nicole). Dan Kottke (left) displaying the Apple I with Steve Jobs at the PC-76 show in Atlantic City. Rod Holt, engineering VP, was so uncomfortable with the inequity of the situation that he personally approached Jobs and suggested they both give Kottke some stock by matching each other’s contribution.
Motorola’s RISC Microprocessor Division took sole ownership of the Somerset Design Center in Austin, Texas, where the companies developed the PowerPC. If the PowerPC was a disappointment, Kaleida and Taligent were disasters. Both fell behind schedule almost immediately because of squabbling between Apple and IBM camps over conflicting ideas about what should go into the software products they were developing. A series of cost-cutting moves at Apple forced Kaleida Labs to lay off 20 percent of its employees on May 9, 1994.
We’re the guys with a software library. We’re the guys with distribution. It’s IBM who is reacting and responding to Apple. They’ll have to do a lot more reacting and responding. IBM hasn’t the foggiest notion of how to sell to individuals. It took us four years to learn about it. They must learn about distribution structure and independent dealers. You cannot reduce time by throwing money at it. ” “As it turned out, the original welcome was like Little Red Ridinghood’s welcoming the wolf into her grandmother’s home.