Steve Jobs, left, and Steve Wozniak in 1977

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Steve Jobs, left, and Steve Wozniak in 1977

It’s fitting then that the eventual co-founders of Apple first collaborated on a high school prank. Jobs and Wozniak had “this huge sign of a hand with the middle finger raised,” Fernandez says. “It was a huge cloth poster and they put it up on the roof of our school and weighted the ends with rocks, I think.

“This was the end of the building that all of the parents faced during graduation. And the idea was that during graduation they would cut some strings which would release this thing to roll down over the side of the building and it said, ‘Best Wishes, Class of ’72!’ and it was giving them the finger.”

A few years later, the two pranksters “went on to doing blue boxes together,” Fernandez says. And the rest is history.

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