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The NY Times reports that JK Scheinberg, the engineer famously responsible for getting what was then Mac OS running on Intel machines, was rejected for an Apple Store Genius job.

I’m lucky enough to get my tech support from JK Scheinberg, the engineer at Apple who led the effort that moved the Mac to Intel processors. A little restless after retiring in 2008, at 54, he figured he’d be a great fit for a position at an Apple store Genius Bar, despite being twice as old as anyone else at the group interview. “On the way out, all three of the interviewers singled me out and said, ‘We’ll be in touch,’ ” he said. “I never heard back.”

I wonder whether they read his CV or Googled him … ?

Scheinberg worked on the Intel conversion privately in his home office. When he was able to demo it running on a Sony Vaio, Steve Jobs rushed off to Sony to offer it to them, the company originally aiming to take the route of allowing other companies to license the OS. Sony turned him down.

Via Business Insider

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