Ron Wayne, Apple, Inc.'s sometimes forgotten third co-founder, has written an autobiography titled Adventures of an Apple Founder: Atari, Apple, Aerospace & Beyond. The book is available starting today from as a paperback from Amazon or via Apple's iBookstore.
Wayne held 10% of Apple when it was founded, but sold it soon after for a few thousand dollars. From the book's description:
There is much more to the story of Ron Wayne than his brief involvement with the Apple Computer Company (before it re-formed as Apple Computer Inc.).
In the spring of 1976 while working as chief draftsman and product development engineer at the video game maker Atari, Ron assisted a co-worker with the subtle intricacies of forming a small business.It was with Ron's natural sensibilities, experiences, and skills honed over a lifelong career in many disciplines that he offered himself openly as a resource to two much-younger entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak. These same traits would drive Ron's decision to leave a short time later.
It is one of life’s profound realities that people rarely recognize “history” while they are in the midst of making it. The events that transpired that spring would come to define such a case.
Adventures of an Apple Founder offers insight into the experiences that define the man whose passion for engineering and design spans over three quarters of a century, half a dozen industries, and a lifetime of adventures!
Wayne's isn't the only Apple founder's biography to be released in 2011. Steve Jobs' long awaited bio from Walter Isaacson will be released November 21st.
Hat tip to MacStories.