Wayne then got cold feet.
As Jobs started planning to borrow and spend more money, he recalled the failure of his own company.
He didn't want to go through that again.
Jobs and Wozniak had no personal assets,
but Wayne (who worried about a global financial Armageddon) kept gold coins hidden in his mattress.
Because they had structured Apple as a simple partnership rather than a corporation,
the partners would be personally liable for the debts, and Wayne was afraid potential creditors would go after him.
So he returned to the Santa Clara County office just eleven days later with a "statement of withdrawal" and an amendment to the partnership agreement.
"By virtue of a re-assessment of understandings by and between all parties," it began,
"Wayne shall hereinafter cease to function in the status of 'Partner.'"
It noted that in payment for his 10% of the company, he received $800, and shortly afterward $1,500 more.
Had he stayed on and kept his 10% stake, at the end of 2010 it would have been worth approximately $2.6 billion.
Instead he was then living alone in a small home in Pahrump, Nevada,
where he played the penny slot machines and lived off his social security check.
He later claimed he had no regrets.
"I made the best decision for me at the time.
Both of them were real whirlwinds, and I knew my stomach and it wasn't ready for such a ride."
Jobs and Wozniak took the stage together for a presentation to the Homebrew Computer Club shortly after they signed Apple into existence.
Wozniak held up one of their newly produced circuit boards and described the microprocessor,
the eight kilobytes of memory, and the version of BASIC he had written.
He also emphasized what he called the main thing:
他还强调了 “关键部件 ”是人性化的键盘，
"a human-typable keyboard instead of a stupid, cryptic front panel with a bunch of lights and switches."
Then it was Jobs's turn.
He pointed out that the Apple, unlike the Altair, had all the essential components built in.
Then he challenged them with a question: How much would people be willing to pay for such a wonderful machine?
He was trying to get them to see the amazing value of the Apple.
It was a rhetorical flourish he would use at product presentations over the ensuing decades.
The audience was not very impressed.
The Apple had a cut-rate microprocessor, not the Intel 8080.
But one important person stayed behind to hear more.
His name was Paul Terrell, and in 1975 he had opened a computer store,
他的名字叫保罗·特雷尔, 1975年他开了一家电脑商店 Byte Shop ，
which he dubbed the Byte Shop, on Camino Real in Menlo Park.
Now, a year later, he had three stores and visions of building a national chain.
1.get cold feet 临阵退缩
例句：Soldiers must be fearless ; they cannot get cold feet in the midst of battle .
2.be liable for 对…应负责任的；对…负责
例句：Otherwise, the Bank accepts no liability and will not be liable for any compensation.
3.live off 靠…生活；靠……供养；依赖…生活
例句：Thousands of waterfowl breed round the lake and live off the fish.
4.a bunch of 一群；一堆；一串
例句：She lends out money, steals cars, and has a bunch of other thugs working for her to do her dirty work.