I was reading up on Alan Kay, and I found out something interesting that I didn’t know. Everyone already knows that Steve Jobs got the inspiration for the Macintosh during a visit to the Xerox PARC in 1979. What I didn’t know is that he gave Xerox $1 million in Apple stock options to pay for the privilege of visiting the lab and viewing their projects. What a bargain, given that the visit was the direct inspiration for the Mac.