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And of course the reason I left was Apple is one of the few computer companies that does not use the Intel chip.
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And people entering the business in the, in the late 1990's were, were promoters.
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And that company has had a succession of poor Chief Executives and Xerox never really amounted to very much after about 1970.
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And then lo and behold IBM, Apple and Motorola took an ad in all the newspapers, double page ad, and said, announcing the chip that they were now able to manufacture it and that they were going to kill Intel.
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And we invested three hundred thousand dollars, became the lead investor and I became Chairman of the Board of Scientific Data Systems, as I was at Intel for a while.
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And what I'm interested in is investing in people.
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I mean I wasn't a founder in the sense that I contributed anything scientifically but in the sense that I signed the corporation papers and, and owned founder's stock.
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I think they, Peter McCullough was, turns out was not a good CEO.
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I was involved with Apple Computer.
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I was one of the founders in, in that, the three of us all had the, had the founder's stock.
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I wrote the business plan. And it was a page and a half, and I had raised all the money before I even sent the plan out.
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IBM decided they were going to enter the copying business in 1968.
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Killing Intel, I, I just had to resign from the Apple Board.
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My father operated a candy store in Rochester, and I would say that we were lower middle-class, so to speak; barely got along.
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My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation.
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Now I had some experience with Semiconductors because I was instrumental in helping finance General Transistor in 1955.
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People come in with business plans and, I mean I know that no one is going to meet everything they say in a business plan but you got to have something to, to guide towards.
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So I, I knew something in a business sense about semiconductors and I appreciated their possibilities.
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Well, Fairchild Camera and Instrument was a company that was located in Syosset, New York.
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Well, I was born and raised in Rochester, New York.
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Well, you got to realize that I have no scientific background so, you know, all the scientific mumbo jumbo doesn't mean a lot to me.
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Which, the first meeting with anybody is, you know, everybody is on their best behavior. It's only after you get to know them for a while that you figure out.
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Xerox came along and, you know, as, as they say in The Godfather, or somebody said, they made us an offer we absolutely could not refuse.
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You know, a lot of people are just interested in, in building a company so they can make money and get out.
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