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James Richard "Dick" Huston was an early employee of Apple Computer.


Dick Huston first encountered Apple in April 1977 at the first West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco, California. He and his older brother Cliff were interested in computers and had also worked on building their own. They were brought in for an interview on Sunday, October 2 with Steve Jobs, Rod Holt, Wendell Sander, Randy Wigginton, and Steve Wozniak. Dick joined Apple on November 14, 1977 as employee #25; Cliff became employee #27 two weeks later.[1]

Dick collaborated with co-founder Steve Wozniak to write the 13-sector boot ROM of the original Disk II floppy drive for the Apple II. Dick also worked on DOS 3.2, SOS for the Apple III, the ProFile hard disk, ProDOS, and the Apple IIc. Dick and Cliff left Apple in 1984 to join "The Engineering Department", co-founded by Wendell Sander with other early employees.[2]

Dick re-joined Apple as part of the Newton group from 1994 to 1998, where he worked on the Newton Connection Kit and Newton OS 2.x.[2]


  1. Episode 153: The Huston Brothers by James Savage and John Leake, RetroMacCast. 2010-03-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 EarlyApple by Cliff Huston. Archived 2012-06-24.

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