After a dozen assembled boards had been approved by Wozniak,
Jobs drove them over to the Byte Shop.
Terrell was a bit taken aback.
There was no power supply, case, monitor, or keyboard.
He had expected something more finished.
But Jobs stared him down, and he agreed to take delivery and pay.
After thirty days Apple was on the verge of being profitable.
"We were able to build the boards more cheaply than we thought,
because I got a good deal on parts," Jobs recalled.
"So the fifty we sold to the Byte Shop almost paid for all the material we needed to make a hundred boards."
Now they could make a real profit by selling the remaining fifty to their friends and Homebrew compatriots.
Elizabeth Holmes officially became the part-time bookkeeper at $4 an hour,
driving down from San Francisco once a week and figuring out how to port Jobs's checkbook into a ledger.
In order to make Apple seem like a real company,
Jobs hired an answering service, which would relay messages to his mother.
Ron Wayne drew a logo, using the ornate line-drawing style of Victorian illustrated fiction,
that featured Newton sitting under a tree framed by a quote from Wordsworth:
"A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone."
It was a rather odd motto, one that fit Wayne's self-image more than Apple Computer.
Perhaps a better Wordsworth line would have been the poet's description of those involved in the start of the French Revolution:
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive / But to be young was very heaven!"
As Wozniak later exulted,
"We were participating in the biggest revolution that had ever happened, I thought.
I was so happy to be a part of it."
Woz had already begun thinking about the next version of the machine,
so they started calling their current model the Apple I.
Jobs and Woz would drive up and down Camino Real trying to get the electronics stores to sell it.
In addition to the fifty sold by the Byte Shop and almost fifty sold to friends,
they were building another hundred for retail outlets.
Not surprisingly, they had contradictory impulses:
Wozniak wanted to sell them for about what it cost to build them,
but Jobs wanted to make a serious profit.
He picked a retail price that was about three times what it cost to build the boards
and a 33% markup over the $500 wholesale price that Terrell and other stores paid.
The result was $666.66.
1.a bit taken aback 有点吃惊
例句：I am a bit taken aback. "Yes. What else would I be? " "I don't know. A spirit? "
2.stare down 以目光压倒某人；瞪眼使某人低下头
例句：So I stare down at the pool table and pretend to study my opponent's next move.
3.on the verge of 濒于；接近于；濒临于
例句：For a few days, the entire biosphere seemed to be on the verge of destruction.
4.get a good deal 买到便宜货；收获良多
例句：We have to play this salesman just right . So we can get a good deal on the new car.
5.make a serious profit 大赚一笔
例句：We have to reduce the production costs , or we will not make a serious profit.