Former Apple employee Tim Holmes recently discovered a set of photographs taken on an Apple QuickTake camera -- one of the first digital cameras made -- from the night Steve Jobs returned to Apple after it purchased NeXT.

Holmes notes in the description that the colors are incorrect in the photos because of the poor quality of digital cameras in 1996, and that Jobs' jacket was actually black, not purple.

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Working late on a Friday on December 20th at Apple Computer as Mac OS Evangelist, my manager came rushing past my office door saying to come with him to Town Hall, Apple's theater for announcements, company meetings and the like. It was clearly not a company meeting…

Joining Jobs' in the image above was Satjiv Chahil, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing at the time.

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caliguy Avatar
120 months ago
Might as well be black & white....
Or make the jackets black.

Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
John.B Avatar
120 months ago
From Tim Holmes' Flickr page:

"I tend to take a camera everywhere, so I had my Apple QuickTake camera, which Steve Jobs killed within the year. The colors are way off due to the poor quality of digital cameras in 1996, Steve's jacket was black in real life."

Makes you wonder why Steve Jobs would kill off a digital camera that rendered black as a vivid shade of purple. ;)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SamGabbay Avatar
120 months ago
Might as well be black & white....

Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turtlez Avatar
120 months ago
It was taken with an iPhone which gave it the infamous "purple hue"!!
iPhone didn't exist back then. Screw Samsung.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WatchTheThrone Avatar
120 months ago
It was taken with an iPhone which gave it the infamous "purple hue"!!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SockRolid Avatar
120 months ago
Joining Jobs' in the image above was Satjiv Chahil, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing at the time.

I can imagine that the meeting went something like this:

Chahil: "Hey Steve! Welcome back!"
Jobs: "And you are?"
Chahil: "Satjiv, President of Worldwide Marketing."
Jobs: "Can you think different?"
Chahil: "Think? Different? Why would I want to do that?"
Jobs: "You're fired, bozo."
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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