Today in Tech History – September 16, 2015

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, was introduced at the Sherry-Netherland hotel in New York City. One of them caught fire. The demo that was carried live on television did not catch fire.

In 1985 – Steve Jobs spent his last day as an employee of Apple after submitting his resignation to the board.

In 1997 – After purchasing NeXT the previous December, bringing Steve Jobs back to the company, the Apple Board named Jobs as interim CEO, replacing Gil Amelio.

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