...characters like Sculley and Markkula are wildly exaggerated in ways that tend to portray them as sleazy or something. In fact, they both had the same high ideals of where computers could lead us as Steve did.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is known for being near the front of the line when a new Apple product is released, but it turns out that Woz himself was on the birthday wish list of... wait for it... hip-hop icon Kanye West.
SAN JOSE -- It was a little like having Stradivari over to your house to make sure your violin is in tune, or having Rembrandt stop by to touch up that painting on your wall, but there was Steve Wozniak on Tuesday standing over a table of five rare Apple 1 computers at History San Jose, regaling a small crowd with war stories. Yes, five Apple 1s, as in the computer that recently sold at auction for $671,400; the computer of which there are believed to be about 50 in the world.
Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman tweeted this amusing picture of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak rolling up to the conference on his Segway.
Who says old computers don’t keep their value? Some of them do, such as the functioning Apple 1 that sold at auction in Germany recently for US$668,000. According to a report from the Associated Press, German auction house Breker sold the vintage Apple to an unnamed Asian client. The still functioning device is said to be one of just six still functioning models in the world; it bears Steve Wozniak’s signature and came with a transaction letter from his fellow Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. Wozniak is set to have built the model in the garage of Jobs’ parents in 1976.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talked with ABC7 News about what wisdom he will impart at Cal's commencement.
BERKELEY -- Apple-co-founder Steve Wozniak sent UC Berkeley graduates into the world Saturday with a freewheeling and informal commencement speech -- and two mathematical formulas a fifth-grader could understand:
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. and a Silicon Valley icon, will speak at High Point University’s 2013 commencement. The ceremony is on Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m. on Roberts Hall Lawn at the university.
The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system CNET looks at newly surfaced contracts, design specs, and page after page of schematics and code, revealing how Apple created its first disk OS, a chapter of Silicon Valley history critical to its later success.