Jobs sees the future
In 1979, Jobs visited Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, better known as PARC, a legendary cauldron of digital creativity. Three key technology developments -- graphical user interfaces, object-oriented computing and computer networking -- convinced Jobs he'd just seen the future of computing. He made a deal with Xerox, allowing the company to invest $1 million in Apple in return for allowing Apple engineers to take two guided tours of the PARC. Xerox would live to regret that deal.