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WASHINGTON, September 23 (RIA Novosti) – The California home computer revolutionary Steve Jobs grew up in and where he built the first Apple computer could be designated a historical site by local officials set to discuss the matter Monday.
“Steve Jobs in considered a genius who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed six industries. ... His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming,” Sapna Marfatia, a member of the Los Altos city historical commission, told the website SFBay.ca.
The commission is scheduled to meet to discuss designating the one-story home a “historic property,” a status that would require that the house be preserved, CNN reported.
Jobs, the driving force behind the worldwide conquest of Apple products such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad, died of cancer in 2011. He moved to the ranch-style house with his parents in 1968, when he was in the seventh grade, and lived there throughout his high school years, according to media reports.
It was in the garage adjacent to the Los Altos home where Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak created the first 50 Apple 1 computers in 1976, the website SFBay.ca reported. The two men sold those units to a local computer store for $500 each, though a German auction house sold one in May for nearly $670,000, NBC News reported.
Jobs’ stepmother, Marilyn Jobs, still lives in the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home. She told SFBay.ca that every week hundreds of Apple fans come by the house to take pictures.
Other memorabilia associated with Jobs has been in the news as well.
Diggers recently discovered a time capsule that the Apple founder buried in Aspen, Colorado, during a design conference there in 1983. The tube was supposed to have been dug up in 2000 but was subsequently lost.
A crew from a National Geographic Channel television show called “Diggers,” discovered the time capsule recently the tech website CNET reported last week. The full contents of the tube have yet to be revealed, but they include an early computer mouse for Apple’s “Lisa” model from 1983, as well as a Rubik’s cube and a six-pack of beer, CNET reported.
Harry Teague, the president of the 1983 design conference, said that he put a six-pack in the time capsule because “the guys that dig this up will be sweaty and appreciate a six-pack,” CNET reported.
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