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?
Apple did revolutionise personal technology in the 20th century, but it was through the introduction of the Apple II in 1977, a machine designed and created by Steve Wozniak, the one who is increasingly airbrushed out of the history of the biggest and richest technology company in the world.
The Apple Inc. co-founder received a Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurial Mentoring award. In his talk, he shared the request he makes of people he helps, delivering a message that resonates with the HEMP mission: “I would say the way you pass it on, the way you pay me back, is when you’re successful and you have something, you give it to others. You give it to others and help them.”
The evening started with a lifetime achievement award ceremony, which honored powerful HEMP mentors such as Ewing Kauffman, Henry W. Bloch, Ray Pitman Sr. and Barnett C. Helzberg Jr.; Wozniak was also presented with an award at the end of the event.
Apple inventor and cofounder Steve Wozniak is way, way nicer than this namesake in the new “Steve Jobs” movie opening in US theatres this month. I know this because I spent hundreds of hours with Wozniak in the course of researching and writing his memoir, iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It (WW Norton) back in 2005 and 2006. Far from the argumentative, cussing Wozniak that Seth Rogen portrays in the new movie, the real Wozniak is breezy and easy to get along with, almost to a fault.
William Shatner will boldly go where no man has gone before at the first-ever Silicon Valley Comic Con. The actor forever revered as Captain Kirk from "Star Trek" will be beaming into the inaugural year of the convention, the brainchild of tech icon Steve Wozniak. The science fiction icon will take the helm of a special 50th anniversary celebration for "Star Trek" as part of the con, which will run March 18-20, 2016, at San Jose's Convention Center. Set your phasers on stunning for a three-day expo of comics, TV, technology, science and, of course, cosplay.
This is not the first time a budding tech wunderkind found himself in handcuffs for his talent and ingenuity instead of being praised for it. In fact, he is in pretty impressive company.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was also arrested for what a high-school principal thought was a bomb after he heard it beeping, according to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. What he heard was actually a metronome.
You've now had a chance to watch the rough cut of the film. What were your impressions of it?
I've actually seen two rough cuts. My impression was I was shocked and amazed at how good it was in the sense of professional filmmaking.
I usually go to a movie not looking for "do I like the story" as much as: "What is the quality that came out of the heads of the people that made it?"
In this case the filmmakers have done an award-winning job. The acting was just so realistic.
Great work in the movie. It was a really innervating experience. I’m curious if there was something about Steve Wozniak that, when you met him, you really wanted to carry across in your performance.