In 1976, Jobs took advantage of Wozniak's technological brilliance to design a computer, the Apple I, which far surpassed the capacities of the microcomputers of the day. These were the products of computer hobbyists, whose efforts were being ignored by the large mainframe manufacturers who saw no need for personal computers. This was a time when many people were constructing their own homebrew computers. Wozniak's skills as a 'hacker' allowed him to see new means of assembling existing electronics to a far better effect than in the standard kits being sold to hobbyists. Apple was one of the few computing companies caught up in the Woodstock antiestablishment antiwar feeling.

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