Apple Inc. cofounder Steve Wozniak is not a professional musician by any means, but his guitar collection has some impressive pieces.
Among the items are an instrument he bought in Moscow during a show he financed for famed promoter Bill Graham, one of the first self-tuning Robot Guitars, and a Gibson Hummingbird presented to him by the guitar maker's chief executive, Henry Juszkiewicz.
Steve Wozniak would be the first to admit he’s no great shakes on the guitar. But most people probably wouldn’t hold that against him seeing as he, along with Steve Jobs, co-founded Apple Computer Inc. (now Apple Inc.), a company that radically changed the world as we know it. He designed Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and Apple II, and also influenced the popular Macintosh computers. Along the way, his involvement in the world of technology has come to affect nearly everyone on the planet.
Tech entrepreneur wows packed house of 1,000 at ASI Show Orlando Trevose, PA (PRWEB) January 06, 2015 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak advised an overflowing crowd at ASI Show® Orlando to seek original ideas if they want to be successful beyond their wildest dreams.
Steve Wozniak, or “Woz” as he is affectionately known by his fans, is famous for being the co-founder of Apple along with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. While Wozniak hasn’t been actively involved in the company’s operations since he left in 1985, this outspoken Silicon Valley icon is always happy to share his thoughts on Apple’s latest products or offer his suggestions about what he believes the company should be doing. However, unlike most employees of Apple who tend to stick closely to the company’s official talking points, Wozniak is not afraid to offer his honest opinions on the company he helped found or the products that it makes. Here are five memorable quotes from Steve Wozniak on everything from the Macintosh and the iPad, to the inaccurate myths about Apple’s founding and his relationship with Steve Jobs.
[ MUST SEE VIDEO ] Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) –- For its 85th anniversary, Bloomberg Businessweek chronicles the most disruptive ideas of the past 85 years. In 1976, The Apple 1 computer goes on sale for a retail price of $666.66. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs and designed that product, remembers the early days. (Video by Brandon Lisy) (Source: Bloomberg)
Giving up your brilliant engineering career for awhile to teach fifth to eighth graders was a generous shift in careers and I, for one, applaud you for it. I guess what I'm saying is there's so much more to "The Woz" than I ever knew, and it was fun getting to know you a little better. Seeing your highly energetic presentation in person, I enjoyed the last question from an audience member.
Can you get to Lake Tahoe on December 3rd at 7pm? If so, come meet Woz, support an excellent cause (the Lake Tahoe Unified School District) and get a cool custom “Woz Rocks” Hard Rock Cafe pin.
Apple’s oldest artifacts have become some of the most coveted technological relics in the world, but the company’s two remaining co-founders haven’t reached a consensus on whether or not they’re surprised by the rabid attention surrounding each and every auction that springs up.
If Steve Wozniak could say anything to his Apple Computer co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, what would it be?
That was the most poignant question Wozniak received Thursday during a Q&A session at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Teaneck/Hackensack campus. Students - who were about the same age as Wozniak and Jobs were when they founded the personal computer company - also asked for advice in achieving the kind of lightning-bolt success that the Steves had with Apple. (The short answer: it's not easy.)