At this same time, another group of young men, comprised of Steve Wozniak, Ron Wayne, and Steve Jobs were looking at the Altair with the realization that a home computer was a really cool idea.
The down side of this idea was that the hobbyist needed specific skills such as soldering. So, Steve Wozniak sat down in his bedroom and created a circuit board, dropping it into a wooden box, complete with its own version of BASIC hard-coded (fixed) into the computer. Ron Wayne wrote the manual, and Steve Jobs marketed the intended game machine to anyone who would listen.
Those listening included Paul Terell, the owner of the only computer store chain in existence, The Byte Shop. One year later, the Apple II came out, and this time, Wozniak put in 8 expansion slots. Expansion slots let you add functionality to a computer.
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