Steve Jobs will be forever missed. And with that he will always be regarded as the one man that reinvigorated the company after being exiled. Today, Apple stands as one of the most successful, and rich companies. Not every product has been a success, or a run away hit, but many have left their mark. The Newton, while a commercial failure, was clearly an indicator of what was to come. The Apple QuickTake camera however, was not, though it was one of the first consumer digital cameras. And fittingly, it caught these images of Steve Jobs’ return to the company on December 20, 1996.
The man behind the camera was one Tim Holmes.
On December 20, 1996 Mac OS Evangelist Tim Holmes was working late at the company’s Cupertino headquarters, when suddenly, his manager came rushing by.
He told Holmes to head to “Town Hall,” Apple’s big meeting room. Steve Jobs was back at Apple. He was returning from his long exile and he wanted to meet with employees. Holmes went and took a bunch of photos. The funny thing is, their quality is terrible. (source)