Apple was just coming out of their mid-decade tailspin, and new
Interim CEO Steve Jobs was presiding over a company on the
rebound. The iMac was fresh, colorful and awesome, and the stock
was rocketing into the 20s. And yes, there was WWDC so
developers could learn about new technologies. Mac OS 8.5 was
coming, and Mac OS X was the future. WWDC itself was held in the
San Jose convention center. It was smaller, less then a fifth
the size of today.