Category: Reverse a historical moment: a ‘What if?’ category. Take an established moment in history and change it critically, then show us the immediate or long-term impact of that change. E.g. Kennedy survives the assassination attempt. Play for laughs or treat it as a serious look at the implications of one event and how it changed the world.
In an unfortunate turn of events, the same night that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had set up plans to move their new company Apple to Jobs' parents' garage, an escaped convict from the area broke into the house and drank a huge amount of Paul Jobs' alcohol. In drunken stupor the vandal tried to light himself a cigar from the box on the mantlepiece, and promptly set the house on fire, burning it to the ground.
After this major setback, Jobs and Wozniak had a falling out, ending with Steve Wozniak telling Steve Jobs to "Stuff it where the sun don't shine", and storming off.
His prototype computer soon came on the market under the name brand Sunburst Telecommunications.
Falling into depression after the loss of his friend, Steve Jobs took up a job bagging groceries in a local Safeway, altogether abandoning any pursuit of technological advancement that he may have dreamed of.
The company Apple never existed, so where does that leave the world, if a company which such a huge following today was never actually started?
It'd be a very different world, one run by the major PC corporations, and possibly Sunburst Telecommunications as well....