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Daniel Kottke (born April 4, 1954) is a U.S. computer engineer and one of the earliest employees of Apple Inc.
Kottke pointing to his signature on the Macintosh board
His official Apple employee number was 12, having been assigned a few months after he originally started working. He assembled and tested the first Apple I computers with its computer designer and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs's garage in 1976. Prior to the formation of Apple, Kottke was close friends with Jobs, whom he met at Reed College. The two men traveled to India backpacking around in search of spiritual enlightenment.
Kottke spent an additional 8 years with Apple debugging Apple II printed circuit boards and building Apple III and Macintosh prototypes as well as working on the design for the Macintosh keyboard. The Apple II gained a sizable amount of popularity, eventually becoming one of the best selling personal computers of the 1970s and early 1980s. Kottke was one of the original members of the Macintosh development team and his signature can be found embossed on the internal wall of early production Macintosh computers.
Kottke currently produces and hosts the "The Next Step" Public-access television cable TV interview show in Silicon Valley which focuses on high-technology, spiritualism, holistic endeavors, the internet and social networking.
A resident of Palo Alto, California, he consults in technology development, plays keyboards with a band named "Quoi" and develops show concepts for "The Next Step."
See also 
- ^ Hertzfeld, Andy, Signing Party
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