When it was over, Jobs smiled and offered a treat. 鈥淲e鈥檝e done a lot of talking about Macintosh recently,鈥?he said. 鈥淏ut today, for the first time ever, I鈥檇 like to let Macintosh speak for itself.鈥?With that, he strolled back over to the computer, pressed the button on the mouse, and in a vibrato but endearing electronic deep voice, Macintosh became the first computer to introduce itself. 鈥淗ello. I鈥檓 Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag,鈥?it began. The only thing it didn鈥檛 seem to know how to do was to wait for the wild cheering and shrieks that erupted. Instead of basking for a moment, it barreled ahead. 鈥淯naccustomed as I am to public speaking, I鈥檇 like to share with you a maxim I thought of the first time I met an IBM mainframe: Never trust a computer you can鈥檛 lift.鈥?Once again the roar almost drowned out its final lines. 鈥淥bviously, I can talk. But right now I鈥檇 like to sit back and listen. So it is with considerable pride that I introduce a man who鈥檚 been like a father to me, Steve Jobs.鈥? A few days later Bob Rubin and I announced that the United States would block the importation of 1.6 million assault weapons. Although we had banned the manufacture of nineteen different assault weapons in the 1994 crime bill, ingenious foreign gun makers were trying to evade the law by making modifications on guns whose only purpose was to kill people. When he entered Portugal Massena issued a proclamation, informing the Portuguese that the British were the troublers and mischief-makers of Europe, and that they were there only for their own objects of ambition, and calling on the inhabitants to receive the French as their friends and saviours. 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They were energized by the arrival of the January 1975 issue of Popular Mechanics, which had on its cover the first personal computer kit, the Altair. The Altair wasn鈥檛 much鈥攋ust a $495 pile of parts that had to be soldered to a board that would then do little鈥攂ut for hobbyists and hackers it heralded the dawn of a new era. Bill Gates and Paul Allen read the magazine and started working on a version of BASIC, an easy-to-use programming language, for the Altair. It also caught the attention of Jobs and Wozniak. And when an Altair kit arrived at the People鈥檚 Computer Company, it became the centerpiece for the first meeting of the club that French and Moore had decided to launch. [See larger version] Other defense contractors sprouted nearby during the 1950s. The Lockheed Missiles and Space Division, which built submarine-launched ballistic missiles, was founded in 1956 next to the NASA Center; by the time Jobs moved to the area four years later, it employed twenty thousand people. A few hundred yards away, Westinghouse built facilities that produced tubes and electrical transformers for the missile systems. 鈥淵ou had all these military companies on the cutting edge,鈥?he recalled. 鈥淚t was mysterious and high-tech and made living here very exciting.鈥?