When Steve Jobs gave away Porsche 944s as an employee benefit

Before Steve Jobs turned Apple into the dominant computer company on Earth, he spent a few decades scraping by as an outsider. That was still true back when he was rewarding Apple salespeople with brand-new Porsche 944s.

The shot above shared by a Jalopnik reader shows Jobs with the company's educational sales team, a key part of Apple's battle against "Big Blue" IBM with the Mac Classic. It was likely taken in 1985, not long before Apple's board ousted Jobs and set the company on a decade-long march to mediocrity. Like Porsche, Apple needed to wander in the wilderness a bit before finding its way.


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