HE WAS the behind-the-scenes genius who used to let Steve Jobs do all the talking. But, as Stephen McGinty discovered, Apple’s other Steve – in Edinburgh later this week – has plenty to say himself about the future of computers.
Bear with me here, because the mention of someone from Apple doesn’t necessarily mean a flame war immediately. Gizmodo recently asked their readers what the worst technology gadget they had ever purchased was, and if you dig through the comments you can find Apple honcho Steve Wozniak weighing in that the HTC Thunderbolt was right at the top of his list.
Apple broke a record Monday — becoming the most valuable public company in history. Shares of Apple stock surged more than 2 percent, pushing the company's value to more than $623 billion. This surpasses the previous record set by Microsoft in 1999.
Apple's co-founder fears that freedom of information is under attack, with the internet controlled and regulated in unnecessary and harmful ways. RT talked to Steve Wozniak on a range of topics, from Wikileaks to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.
A 60-second television spot created in the months leading up to the early 1984 launch of Apple's original Macintosh was shelved and never aired publicly due to concerns that it would be seen as "too self-congratulatory." Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Macintosh team that helped pioneer the personal computer revolution alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, published the video to his Google page on Thursday. "Here's a rare commercial for the original Macintosh that Chiat-Day made in the fall of 1983 , featuring snippets from interviews of the design team," he said. "It never aired because Apple deemed it too self-congratulatory, although it was used in some promotional materials sent to dealers."
Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit have long coursed through the veins of Edinburgh each August but before the arrival of the Turing Festival this rarely took the form of cutting-edge thinking in computing and technology. That’s been more than compensated for this year though with the news that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be giving the Festival’s keynote address.
These are photos taken at the photo booth at Woz' 62nd birthday party.
Steve Wozniak, one of the two famous Steves who created Apple Computer back in the early days of Silicon Valley, went to the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco this evening, unaware that a party was brewing there in his honor. The surprise birthday party was thrown by Fusion-io, the company that employs Wozniak as chief scientist. Secretly invited guests arrived to find pink boas, noise makers, and a chance to play Tetris, according to AllThingsD, who took some photos at the event.
What a long, strange trip it was. Last night. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was feted with a surprise party for his upcoming 62nd birthday in San Francisco late Wednesday. Several hundred friends, former business associates, assorted hangers-on and others squeezed into the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to toast one of the nicest guys in Silicon Valley history. The ever-gracious Woz put up with some strange shenanigans, including an impromptu quasi-strip routine from Big Al (no one seemed to know who he was) and a long promotional video for DNA technology. There was some corporate tie-in that few paid attention to. Despite the distractions, he hung around and took photos with anyone who asked. That included a camera-shy Drew Carey, who looked very fit in a suit and tie. See photos of: Drew Carey
The hottest event in San Francisco tonight is a birthday party. Why? The birthday boy is Steve Wozniak. Fusion-io, where Woz is chief scientist, planned the party as a surprise for the Apple co-founder at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Guests secretly invited to the museum received pink boas, noisemakers, and a chance to test their skills on Tetris — a Woz favorite.