It was 1993 when Ron Avitzur learned that his project had been canceled by Apple. He was now unemployed, but also young and determined. He decided to “uncancle” it.

Sneaking into work daily, he bootstrapped a team of likeminded people (both employed, and sneaks like himself) to finish the app. Graphing Calculator 1.0 eventually went on to ship with more than 20 million Macs despite never officially existing.

If you have a why, you can endure almost any how. Permission is overrated.

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