Woz and Jobs, old friends.

Woz and Jobs, old friends. (photo by Alan Luckow)

Posted on Fri, 08/26/2016

Steve Wozniak is a hero of the nerds.

The Apple co-founder, affectionately known as “Woz”, is as close to tech-head royalty as you can get.

Wozniak designed the Apple I and Apple II computers — the machines that shaped personal computing as we know it — providing the foundations for what is today the most valuable, and arguably the most innovative, company in the world.

Posted on Fri, 08/26/2016

If you haven’t heard of Steve Wozniak, it is because he has been overshadowed by his fellow co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. This is despite the fact that he was the sole person behind the invention and building of the Apple 1, the first home computer that used a keyboard and normal TV screen as a display.

Posted on Fri, 08/12/2016

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.

Posted on Tue, 07/26/2016

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.

Posted on Wed, 07/13/2016

Following up the massive success of the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con in March, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announced Wednesday that his celebration of all things geek returns to San Jose April 21-23, 2017.

Posted on Thu, 06/16/2016

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.

Posted on Tue, 05/17/2016

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.

Posted on Fri, 04/22/2016

Tech idol Steve Wozniak said he was inspired by Manchester's history of innovation as he visited the city for the first time yesterday.

The American computer scientist, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, praised the creativity of the city after delivering a packed out keynote speech at this year's Business Rocks.

Posted on Thu, 04/21/2016

Cybersecurity is the greatest threat the world has faced since the atom bomb, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in an interview with Australian TV news show Lateline. The perceived threat of a cyberattack, he said, is causing as much fear and panic as the Cold War hysteria during his childhood.

Posted on Wed, 04/06/2016

The crowd full of Steve Wozniak enthusiasts lumbered into Macky’s magnificent auditorium and filled every seat in the house for the 68th annual Conference on World Affairs keynote on Tuesday night. Each “Woz” fanatic, ranging from undergraduates to senior citizens, awaited his presence on the historical stage, set up with three chairs, a table and a podium. Wozniak was comically and formally introduced for his time spent at the University of Colorado and the encouragement and technology he has since provided for the university.