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Ron Wayne is the man who missed out on the fortunes of Apple. He was one of the three co-founders of Apple, along with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Shortly after he signed the contract (which sold last week for almost $1.6 million) that founded the company, he sold his share for a mere pittanc...

December 19th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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"I have to ask you something," Ron Wayne begins, as we stand to leave his office, signaling the close of our day-long conversation. He takes a slightly dramatic pause, adding, "compared to other people, is my life really that interesting?" This isn't modesty; it's earnestness. Wayne is genuinely...

December 19th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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About a week ago, we traveled to the desert to spend two days with Ron Wayne. The 77-year-old Pahrump, Nevada resident has had a number of careers in his long life, working for Atari, a few slot machine companies, developing devices for use on the ocean floor and running a collectables shop in No...

December 16th 2011 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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Some have pegged Ron Wayne as unlucky; not only did he lose big by backing out of one of the most successful companies in consumer electronics, but a set of documents he once sold for a reported $500 recently demanded $1.6 million at auction. Earlier this month, Brian Heater spent two days in t...

December 16th 2011 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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A few months ago, we provided details of an auction that featured a Mac that had been given to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry by Apple. If you missed your chance to pick up that prime item, now you have an opportunity to own an Apple that is even more rare: an Apple-1 (also known as the Apple I)...

November 18th 2009 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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This year at Macworld 2009, two documentary films about the Mac held screenings. While we didn't have anyone on-site at MacHEADS, a few of us were fortunate enough to attend Thursday night's screening of Welcome to Macintosh. Welcome to Macintosh, a documentary by Josh Rizzo and Rob Baca, chronicle...

January 11th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The company was just a couple of weeks old, but he had to quit. Ron Wayne, one of the original stakeholders in Apple Computer was apparently worried about debt. I sympathize with Ron's decision, having been involved in one too many startups. Unfortunately, Ron could be a billionaire today if he'd st...

April 12th 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments