How was Apple Computers, now Apple Inc.(Nasdaq: AAPL), able to succeed in its early days, when so many similar companies failed? Bob Ackerley, co-founder and co-owner of Houston-based Smith

During a recent phone interview, Wozniak talked about his passion to make the world a better place, the importance of patience in developing new products, and his secret life as a teacher.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of BASIC, Steve Wozniak has written some memories about his first experiences with this popular language—and how he created his own BASIC from scratch for the Apple I and Apple II computers. An incredible feat. Enjoy!—JD

After spotting his latest hot wheels — a super-spiffy Tesla X — we were inspired to take inventory of what he’s been docking in his garage (that other one) all these years. He’s something of a speed demon, really. Though you’ll be the judge whether he or Jony Ive has the winning wheels. 

Watch Woz deliver a Mac to Emma, a girl who freaks out when she realises her idol is at the door carrying her new computer. As Emma’s father says in the video: “This is like having your lightbulbs delivered by Thomas Edison”.

When asked why he doesn't have a Netflix subscription, he responded "I don't have high enough broadband speed where I live, I've got a lousy phone company. So, basically, I don't watch television, I just download films from iTunes - although sometimes I have to wait 13 hours for one movie to download.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee have both given their support for CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, with Wozniak calling him a hero while Berners-Lee said that Snowden and others like him deserved protection for bringing wrongdoing to public attention.

Steve Wozniak, well known and legendary Apple cofounder, joining us in Johannesburg.

18 February 2014 –  IEEE President and CEO J. Roberto de Marca (right) presents the 66th Hoover Medal to Apple Computer Co-Founder Steve Wozniak (left) in Los Angeles, CA, USA, on 17 February 2014. The award is presented to an engineer whose professional achievements and personal endeavors have advanced the well-being of humankind and is administered by a board representing five engineering organizations: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the American Society of Civil Engineers; the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; and IEEE.  

“H equals S minus F,” Wozniak said. “Happiness equals Smiles minus Frowns. That’s what life’s all about.”