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    The Los Altos, California home that Jobs’ lived in and began Apple out of has recently been designated as a “historic resource” by the Los Altos Historical Commission after a two-year effort. Commissioners were unanimous in their assent during an evening hearing according to the San Jose Mercury News. The designation gives the Los Altos Historical Commission the right to review any proposed changes to the 1950s-era property, with final approval for renovations needed from the City Council.

    The current owner of the ranch-style home, Job’s sister, Patricia, was consulted on the designation but her approval wasn’t required. Last month, Patricia Jobs told the paper that she didn’t oppose the effort but was upset that she wasn’t consulted from the beginning. She said the following in an interview regarding the matter:

    I want to cooperate but I also want to know what is expected of us.
    For those of you that didn’t already know, the first batch of 100 Apple I computers were assembled by the Jobs siblings and Steve Wozniak at the home, with 50 sold to a local retailer and the balance going to other members of the homebrew Computer Club, an early microcomputer enthusiast’s group of which Jobs and Wozniak were a part of. Apple ended up moving to Cupertino nine months later.

    According to the paper, the commission’s evaluation was effusive in its praise of the late Apple CEO. Commissioner Sapna Marfatia wrote the following:

    Steve Jobs is considered a genius who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed many industries. His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming.
    Source: San Jose Mercury News

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    2013-10-30 07:17 AM