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Childhood home of Steve Jobs may become historical landmark


CNN reported earlier today that Steve Jobs' childhood home in Palo Alto, Calif., may soon become a historical site. Jobs' childhood home, if you recall, houses the garage where he and Woz worked to put together the first Apple I computers.

The family home where a young Steve Jobs built the first Apple computer may soon become a protected historical site. The seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission has scheduled a "historic property evaluation" for the single-story, ranch-style house on Monday. If the designation is ultimately approved, then the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, will have to be preserved.

Driving the push for the evaluation, commission member Sapna Marfatia explained the historical significance of the house.

Steve Jobs is considered a genius who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed six industries -- personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing. His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming.

It's hard to argue with that, and we'll certainly keep you posted as to how the attempt to mark the house as a historical landmark proceeds.

On a related note, reports that Jobs' stepmom -- Marilyn Jobs -- still lives in the three-bedroom home. She told the online publication that hundreds of Apple fans stop by the house every week to take their picture by the historic house.

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