1980 – Otherwise known as “The 24th Man” (to join Microsoft, that is), Steve Ballmer came on as Microsoft’s first Business Manager. He made only $50k and stock options. Of course 30 years later, Steve succeeded Bill Gates as CEO of the Redmond based software company.
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Speak and Spell debuts
Compaq purchases DEC for $9 million
The first cameraphone photo – Philippe Kahn taking a picture of his newborn daughter
Apple releases Safari for Windows
1st generation iPhone gets put on the Obsolete list