STEVE'S JOB: RESTART APPLE

A STUNNING DEAL CAPS THE COMEBACK QUEST OF A COMPUTER WHIZ ONCE TOSSED OUT OF HIS OWN COMPANY

Steve Jobs is sitting in the Apple boardroom. Actually, he is slouched like a teenager in one of the cushy leather chairs, his worn jogging shoes resting on the directors' table. The table is very long, very impressive--and very empty. Just Jobs here, wearing shorts and an impish grin. The old board of directors at Apple is history, he says. He's about to leave for Boston, where he'll make that news public, along with a far more dramatic announcement. One more thing, he says, feet still propped up on the executive woodwork--the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., is history too. Eight...

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