Last week I sat down with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to hear about his newest creation, Silicon Valley Comic Con. The event, which will be held this weekend at the San Jose Convention Center, will play host to celebrities like Michael J. Fox, William Shatner and Stan Lee. Woz and his team expect almost 30,000 attendees throughout the weekend.
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.
Published on Mar 7, 2016 CONAN Highlight: As a strong proponent of privacy and human rights, Steve stands firmly with Apple.
"With court orders and whatnot, I think that Apple would respond," Wozniak said, "But this case is more like, 'Should you build in a backdoor you can always find out what someone has,' then they can not have a realm of privacy, and I'm on privacy's side."
SAN FRANCISCO — Talking to Steve Wozniak should be a sanctioned sport. Keep up if you can. In a span of seconds, you’ll hear about his preference for low-cost lodging (he's partial to Motel 8 due to its free WiFi), frustration with his slow at-home broadband (which monkeys with his beloved Big Bang Theory), and regrets about not buying a DeLorean in the '80s (though now he'd love a self-driving car).
If you were starting an event that sat at the intersection of technology and pop culture, you could scarcely imagine a better founding myth than one involving an encounter between Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak and Marvel impresario Stan Lee. As the designer of the Apple II's hardware and software, Woz played a monumental role in the personalization of computers that ushered in the era that would bring us not just PCs but smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, smart TVs, and much more. And the Marvel comics that Lee co-created and wrote in the 1960s are the stuff that modern myths are made of.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is helping to create the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con, which will be held from March 18-20, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)
(Photos) Computer pioneer Steve Wozniak was in Toledo for the university’s Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture series Feb. 1.
Silicon Valley Comic Con, the San Jose, California, convention conceived by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, has announced the programming for its inaugural event in March. As you might expect, the panels reach beyond comic books and popular culture to include science and technology, and gaming. Highlights include a conversation with William Shatner, a Q
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak plans to return the favor by bringing an American-style pop culture fan extravaganza, the comic book convention, to Tokyo in 2016. And really, who better to serve as America’s ambassador for all things geeky?