Why did the Homebrew group share every discovery they made?
They shared everything primarily because it was such a big deal when something new was found. They all worked together and becasue they shared everything technology advanced at a quicker speed. If the members of this group would have just kept their findings top themselves who knows what different things would have happened. Chances are that it would have been much later that the computer was perfected and software development to advance itself. It was very advantageous for people such as Steve Jobs because he could use other peoples findings and advance his own research and discoveries. My old history teacher always used to say that history was driven by impressing your friends and technology fits into that as well "impressing your friends". The 80s was the era of greed and everyone working for themselves. Not as much was accomplished during this time of greed because openness and sharing leads to more innovation and advancement. It is interesting to think of where this market would be and how far technology would be currently if people had not shared their findings with eachother.