• August 2016

    A few years before I became the Observer’s ‘space guy’ I had a very different career at the Walt Disney company. I like to say I was a drone and my duties included training interns from around the world to be drones too. I made no money, was headed nowhere, and was trapped to say the least. That’s until one of my idols, Steve Wozniak, invited me to dinner and substantially altered the course of my life and career.

  • July 2016

    One of the rarest Apple computers in the company’s history is being auctioned online now through Aug. 25, with 10 percent of the proceeds being donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The “Celebration” Apple-1 Computer is being offered for auction bidding on behalf of its anonymous current owner through Charitybuzz, a company that specializes in fundraising for nonprofit organizations through online charity auctions. The auction at is expected to raise about $1 million.

  • June 2016

    Look out, I’m about to name drop, but it’s a great story. Years ago I sat down with Steve Wozniak to interview him on camera for Financial Review TV. It was in the days before the famous Apple co-founder made Australia his home, and I was one of the few granted an audience during a short trip.

  • June 2016

    Cover Story for Global Business Travel: "The Wonderful World of Woz". 

  • May 2016

    Rick DohertyMy friend Rick Doherty passed away. It is very difficult for me to share my memories of Rick. In my life he was more of a god than a human.

     I met Rick in early Apple days. He was the editor of EE Times, and electrical engineering was my life. We would chat at technology shows. I was still very shy and it was hard for me to even chat with reporters, but Rick was real in his appreciation for things that I represented and was, than many who are more fake.

  • April 2016

    On April 1, Apple celebrated its 40th anniversary, marking four decades since Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne co-founded the company. To mark the occasion, Apple shared a 40th anniversary video, flew a pirate flag at its Cupertino headquarters, held a beer bash, and launched an Apple Music playlist filled with songs that have been used in past Apple advertising spots.

  • April 2016

    “Apple is still as good as it used to be, but everyone else has gotten better than they used to be.” James McQuivey, tech analyst CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple turned 40 Friday, and it’s a very different company from the audacious startup Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976.

  • March 2016

    STEVE WOZNIAK’S SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON SETS RECORD AS  BIGGEST COMIC CON IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

  • March 2016

    I didn't know what to expect from the first-ever SVCC. As it turns out, it was a TOTAL blast.

  • March 2016

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is well on his way to becoming a life-sized action figure. Not really, but we’re nerds, and that’s how we prefer to think of the prospect of Madame Tussauds’ waxperts immortalizing a person. Woz’s statue is set for an unveiling later this month, and the museum has published some great footage and pictures of the subject’s sitting, which included a lot of photographs and measurements as well as a healthy dose of green gloop.