Apple's co-founder fears that freedom of information is under attack, with the internet controlled and regulated in unnecessary and harmful ways. RT talked to Steve Wozniak on a range of topics, from Wikileaks to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.
A 60-second television spot created in the months leading up to the early 1984 launch of Apple's original Macintosh was shelved and never aired publicly due to concerns that it would be seen as "too self-congratulatory." Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Macintosh team that helped pioneer the personal computer revolution alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, published the video to his Google page on Thursday. "Here's a rare commercial for the original Macintosh that Chiat-Day made in the fall of 1983 , featuring snippets from interviews of the design team," he said. "It never aired because Apple deemed it too self-congratulatory, although it was used in some promotional materials sent to dealers."
Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit have long coursed through the veins of Edinburgh each August but before the arrival of the Turing Festival this rarely took the form of cutting-edge thinking in computing and technology. That’s been more than compensated for this year though with the news that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be giving the Festival’s keynote address.
These are photos taken at the photo booth at Woz' 62nd birthday party.
The hottest event in San Francisco tonight is a birthday party. Why? The birthday boy is Steve Wozniak. Fusion-io, where Woz is chief scientist, planned the party as a surprise for the Apple co-founder at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Guests secretly invited to the museum received pink boas, noisemakers, and a chance to test their skills on Tetris — a Woz favorite.
What a long, strange trip it was. Last night. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was feted with a surprise party for his upcoming 62nd birthday in San Francisco late Wednesday. Several hundred friends, former business associates, assorted hangers-on and others squeezed into the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to toast one of the nicest guys in Silicon Valley history. The ever-gracious Woz put up with some strange shenanigans, including an impromptu quasi-strip routine from Big Al (no one seemed to know who he was) and a long promotional video for DNA technology. There was some corporate tie-in that few paid attention to. Despite the distractions, he hung around and took photos with anyone who asked. That included a camera-shy Drew Carey, who looked very fit in a suit and tie. See photos of: Drew Carey
Steve Wozniak, one of the two famous Steves who created Apple Computer back in the early days of Silicon Valley, went to the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco this evening, unaware that a party was brewing there in his honor. The surprise birthday party was thrown by Fusion-io, the company that employs Wozniak as chief scientist. Secretly invited guests arrived to find pink boas, noise makers, and a chance to play Tetris, according to AllThingsD, who took some photos at the event.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is to be the headline speaker at an upcoming technology festival being held in Edinburgh. Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 alongside Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne, will discuss his life at Apple, his views on entrepreneurism, and the future of computing and the web at The Turning Festival at the end of this month.
Q What are your pet road peeves -- the things other drivers do that annoy you most? A I dislike it when drivers slow down to a near-stop as they look for particular streets, addresses or businesses. I also disdain drivers who pull into a business driveway and take forever to complete their pull-in while I sit behind them in a traffic lane that should be moving.
You all know Steve Wozniak. If you're using a computer today is partly because this man created some really awesome things. You know, like changing the world with the other Steve.