Steve Wozniak wants computers to be more human – or at least more people-friendly. He came to this epiphany while writing himself a note on an early computerized tablet. When he tapped a button marked “assist,” it automatically transferred the information in his handwritten note into a calendar. He thought, “Why can’t all computers do this?”
“You probably already have the next Steve Jobs working for you.” Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says it’s not him. Oracle’s Larry Ellison races boats and sells databases, not SL500s and smartphones. And Google’s Larry Page? Well… he’s just too darn celestially smart.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Atari founder Nolan Bushnell held an hour-long talk at the C2SV Technology Conference which MacRumors attended today in San Jose, CA, with the two speaking about a variety of topics including reminiscing about Steve Jobs and the early days of Apple.
If Silicon Valley had a Mt. Rushmore, you could do worse than chisel the form out of the photo op that erupted Wednesday when a few of Apple’s earliest employees (think single-digit employee numbers) stopped by the Computer History Museum to check out the resurrection of a rare Mac prototype.
The Apple Mac 1 Computer is a truly rare thing to see after it was discontinued in 1977, and now having only 6 working Mac 1 computers currently in the world. You can imagine how much these rare antique computers are worth, but when one of them is signed by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, then you can see why someone bought it for over 500,000 euros in Germany earlier this year.
Steve ‘The Woz’ Wozniak is the man who revolutionised the Personal Computing industry by single-handedly creating Apple I & II. What’s the next big thing in technology and what was his relationship with Steve Jobs like? Apple Co-founder, Steve Wozniak tells us more.
Steve Wozniak, one of Apple Computer's founders, will give a lecture at the University of Akron on Oct. 21. The event is free for anyone who orders a ticket through the E.J. Thomas Hall Ticket Office.
Of the three Apple cofounders, the two we know best couldn't have been more different from each other – Steve Wozniak was the yin to Steve Jobs' yang.
“Everybody says, ‘oh my gosh, two years have passed and we need something really new and great from Apple’,” he said. “Well yeah, great advances for mankind don't happen every year.” Wozniak was answering a question about whether Apple had lost its innovative edge since Tim Cook took over the helm at Cupertino. But his remarks are telling and show how ludicrous things have got that a wholly rejigged iPhone 5S, albeit with a similar design, is dismissed outright as iterative and unexciting in some quarters.
Wozniak didn't comment on how he himself was portrayed in the film (by actor Josh Gad), but did have praise for the performances. 'I thought the acting throughout was good. I was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie,' Wozniak wrote.