APPLE co-founder Steve Wozniak has stunned a business forum in Perth with a personal admission that no one saw coming. Answering a question on Australia's $36 billion national broadband network (NBN), the American computer wizard and engineer let it be known he didn't have broadband internet at his home in Los Gatos, California. "I don't have broadband at my home," Mr Wozniak said, to much surprise in the audience. "I, Steve Wozniak, don't have broadband at my home." Mr Wozniak told a wry tale about a clash of second-class infrastructure and new-age technology. "I live one kilometre out of the main part of town," he explained.
In a brief interview with an Australian news station on Thursday, Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak spoke of his time at Apple, shared his thoughts on Steve Jobs and waxed philosophical about the digital age. Besides basic background bio questions, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) feature interview (via MacDailyNews) asked Wozniak about the future of computers and the legacy late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left behind.
APPLE co-founder Steve Wozniak says the company's technology is so good it will probably never be a victim of its own success by becoming uncool. "Apple a victim of its own success? You could have asked that at any point along the way," the American technology guru said after a business forum in Perth yesterday. "Of course there's always a chance - and there's also a chance that it will become twice as successful because of its success."
EXCLUSIVE: Watch Steve Jobs play FDR in Apple's long-lost takeoff on famous '1984' Macintosh TV commercial Nine-minute film called '1944' was produced to inspire Apple sales team to take on IBM By Paul McNamara on Wed, 05/02/12 - 10:37am. 11 Comments Print . What's this? If all you want to see is Steve Jobs playfully portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt - right down to the cigarette holder - here's that short clip before we get to the longer version of the film that it's taken from and an explanation:
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the geek's geek, the tinkerer's tinkerer. It's why he still camps out at Apple retail stores when a new product is released. It's also why he totes around numerous gadgets at all times. However, it would surprise many to learn that one of those gadgets is a Windows Phone 7 phone. If that didn't raise your brow, how about this: The Woz thinks Microsoft's mobile OS is the most attractive on the market.
A reflective Steve Wozniak joined a student audience at the University of Southern California Thursday evening to discuss his entrepreneurial spirit in the creation of Apple computers. Wozniak had founded Apple Computers with Steve Jobs in the 1970’s. Wozniak’s narrative described a young Steve Jobs who was a natural-born businessman and himself as a geek who would stay at home and eat T.V.. dinners and watch Star Trek and make electronics.
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak discussed his love of technology, and especially computers, at a Town Hall hosted by USC’s Academic Culture Assembly on Thursday. “A computer sitting there unused was a crime to me,” Wozniak said. Wozniak used any computer he could get his hands on — for anything from programming to pranks.
If the Apple II was made of flesh, blood, and bone, it would probably be out shopping a sports car today, one of the many rituals that seem to manifest when you reach middle age. The Apple II, you see, was introduced to the world 35 years ago at the West Coast Computer Faire. The 8-bit machine would go on sale to the general public less than two months later on June 5, 1977.
Steve Jobs Avenue has officially been confirmed in Brazil by Jundiai's city council. The avenue was announced on 6 October 2011, the day after Jobs died, but Brazillian blog MacMagazine reports that the council recently made the name official.
Maybe Woz was a fan of "That 70's Show"? Or is it just the fact that he's one of the nicest guys in Silicon Valley who's never disparaged another carbon-based life form? It will be interesting to see whether Kutcher can truly pull off the turtleneck and jeans. And more importantly, who will play Woz?