How did a drug-taking college dropout create one of the largest companies of the world?" That's the question that this one-hour documentary on Steve Jobs by the BBC. I just saw it and it's nice.
At a sparsely attended Sotheby's auction Tuesday bidding for the documents started at $70,000 and ended 9 minutes later at $1.35 million. The unidentified buyer, who followed the action by telephone, will pay a total of $1,594,500, once Sotheby's "buyer's premium" is factored in.
UPDATE: According to Bloomberg, the documents went to Eduardo Cisneros, chief executive officer of Cisneros Corp. The Cisneros family, according to a 2006 Forbes listing, is the second wealthiest in South America.
Singapore is far too straight-laced, says Apple co-founder and engineering hero Steve Wozniak, and employers should let their workers wear T-shirts. Speaking this morning, Woz told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that a counterculture ethos was vital for creativity and it had a continuing influence on Apple. And a counterculture ethos meant letting people wear what they want to, he said.
Allowing a counterculture to develop is vital to creating companies that will revolutionise an industry, according to Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. Speaking to Evan Davis for a BBC 2 programme about his former business partner Steve Jobs, he said that allowing creativity in the early days of Apple was far more important than how you dressed or the length of your hair.
The exhibit, titled "Steve Jobs: From Garage to World's Most Valuable Company," features photos and descriptions of objects from the museum's permanent collection, as well as vintage Steve Jobs video footage. Particularly interesting is a 22-minute 1980 video of Jobs talking about the early days of Apple. At one point during the video, after citing some examples of how Apple computers were being used in schools and in agriculture, Jobs confesses he and Steve Wozniak "had absolutely no idea what people were going to do with these things when we started out. As a matter of fact, the two people it was designed for was Woz and myself because we couldn't afford to buy a computer kit on the market."
The first computer I ever used was entirely designed by this man. Think about that for a moment. This guy actually designed an entire computer (two in fact!) from top to bottom. And he did it in the most ingenious, elegant way imaginable.
Now, almost three decades later, it's an honor to announce that Steve Wozniak is going to co-host the opening party for the coolest tech event in New York this year: Gizmodo Gallery.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak visited Moscow on Tuesday for the fourth annual Innovation Convention to inspire a room overflowing with young, aspiring entrepreneurs to abandon their fears and think "outside the box." "A lot of people are afraid," Wozniak said. "When you grow up, you go to school and they teach you the answers are in the book … you go to the book and find out how something is done. If you are smart, you can actually start to think it out, work it out to write the book yourself."
If you think you’ve been an Apple fan for a long time you may want to compare your memories against CBS News gallery of Apple computers which dates all the way back to the beginning… including that beauty in the photo. Just check out the resolution on that baby.
YEREVAN. – The Apple Corporation co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is on two-day visit in Armenia has already managed to stand out with his subtle humor, broad character, and even scared the hotel staff. The famous inventor with iWoz nickname moved with Segway for a long time in Yerevan’s Republic Square surprising the passers-by. Wozniak said in a meeting with IT representatives that he made tricks with hotel staff and scared them.
November 24, 2011, Times.am, Armenian News: “I'm doing the Turkey thing this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a peaceful day with those you love”, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder wrote on his Facebook wall. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA, Wikipedia informs.