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Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak

Born August 11, 1950 (1950-08-11) (age 57)
San Jose, California
Occupation Computer engineer
Spouse Alice Robertson (1976-1977)
Candice Clark (1981-1987)
Suzanne Mulkern (1990-2004)
Children 3
Website
woz.org

Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (born August 11, 1950 in San José, California) is an American computer engineer and the co-founder of Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.), with Steve Jobs. His inventions and machines are credited with contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s. The Apple II gained a sizable amount of popularity, eventually becoming one of the best selling personal computers of the 1970s and early 1980s. Steve Wozniak poses for a photograph at his home. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Computer Engineering (also sometimes called Computer Systems Engineering) is a specialised discipline that combines electrical engineering and computer science. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location within Santa Clara County, California Country   State     County United States   California     Santa Clara Mayor Ron Gonzales Area  - Land  - Water 178. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Computer Engineering (also sometimes called Computer Systems Engineering) is a specialised discipline that combines electrical engineering and computer science. ... Apple Inc. ... Steve Jobs (born Steven Paul Jobs on February 24, 1955) is the CEO, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc. ... The Apple I was an early personal computer, and the first to combine a keyboard with a microprocessor and a connection to a monitor. ... The 1977 Apple II, complete with integrated keyboard, color graphics, sound, a plastic case and eight expansion slots. ...


Wozniak has several nicknames, including "The Woz", "Wonderful Wizard of Woz" and "iWoz" (a reference to the ubiquitous naming scheme for Apple products). "WoZ" (short for "Wheels of Zeus") is also the name of a company Wozniak founded. He is known for his introverted character, and he finds his level of celebrity somewhat annoying. He is also known as the "Other Steve" of Apple Computer, the better known Steve being co-founder and current CEO Steve Jobs. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Wheels of Zeus (or WoZ) is a company founded in 2001 by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. ... Steve Jobs (born Steven Paul Jobs on February 24, 1955) is the CEO, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc. ...

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Origins of Apple

By 1975, Wozniak withdrew from the University of California, Berkeley (he would later return to finish his B.S. degree in E.E.C.S., which he received in 1986 enrolled under the alias Rocky Clark) and came up with the computer that eventually made him famous. However, he was largely working to impress other members of the Palo Alto-based Homebrew Computer Club, a local group of electronics hobbyists. His project had no wider ambition. Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... EECS (sometimes pronounced eeks) is an abbreviation for Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto[1] Area  - City 25. ... The Homebrew Computer Club was an early computer hobbyist club in Silicon Valley, which met (under that name) from March 1975 to roughly 1977. ...


In 1970 Wozniak had become friends with Steve Jobs, 4½ years his junior, when Jobs had a summer job at the same business where Wozniak was working on a mainframe computer.[1] According to his autobiography iWoz, Jobs had the idea to sell the computer as a fully assembled P.C. board. Wozniak, at first skeptical, was later convinced by Jobs that even if they were not successful they could at least say to their grandkids they had their own company. Together they sold some of their prized possessions (such as Wozniak's H.P. scientific calculator and Jobs' Volkswagen van), raised USD $1,300, and assembled the first prototypes in Jobs' bedroom and later (when there was no space left) in Jobs' garage. Their first computer was quite an engineering marvel within the context of 1975 computing. In simplicity of use it was years ahead of the Altair 8800, which was introduced earlier in 1975. The Altair had no display and no true storage. It received commands via a series of switches (a single program would require thousands of toggles without an error), and its output was presented in the form of flashing lights. The Altair was great for hobbyists, for whom its assembly-required nature was actually considered a feature, but it was not suitable for the wider public. Wozniak's computer, on the other hand, which he named Apple I, was a fully assembled and functional unit that contained a $20 microprocessor (M.O.S. 6502) on a single-circuit board with ROM. All that was needed was some RAM, a keyboard, and a monitor to make a fully functional microcomputer. (The Apple is not necessarily the first microcomputer to use monitors and cassette storage. There were several projects and experiments around the same time which could claim the first.) Steve Wozniak or Woz co-founded Apple Computer and designed the Apple II, contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... VW redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... Altair 8800 Computer with 8 inch floppy disk system The MITS Altair 8800 was a microcomputer design from 1975, based on the Intel 8080 CPU. Sold as a kit through Popular Electronics magazine, the designers intended to sell only a few hundred to hobbyists, and were surprised when they sold... The Apple I was an early personal computer, and the first to combine a keyboard with a microprocessor and a connection to a monitor. ... A microprocessor incorporates most or all of the functions of a central processing unit (CPU) on a single integrated circuit (IC). ... The MOS Technology 6502 is an 8-bit microprocessor that was designed by Chuck Peddle for MOS Technology in 1975. ... Read-only memory (usually known by its acronym, ROM) is a class of storage media used in computers and other electronic devices. ... RAM redirects here. ...


On April 1, 1976, Jobs and Wozniak formed Apple Computer. Wozniak quit his job at H.P. and became the vice president in charge of research and development at Apple. The Apple I was priced at $666.66 (Wozniak later said he had no idea about the correlation between the number and the mark of the beast, and "I came up with [it] because I like repeating digits." It was $500, plus a 30% markup.). Jobs and Wozniak sold their first 100 computers to Paul Terrell, who was starting a new computer shop, called the Byte Shop, in Mountain View, California. Terrell bought just the circuit board for the Apple I, he had to supply the keyboard, monitor, transformer, and even the case to put the computer in. [2] is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Apple Inc. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ...

Excerpt from Apple 1 design manual, including Steve's handwritten diagrams
Excerpt from Apple 1 design manual, including Steve's handwritten diagrams

Wozniak could now focus full-time on fixing the shortcomings of the Apple I and adding new functionality. His new design was to retain the most important characteristics: simplicity and usability. Wozniak introduced high-resolution graphics in the Apple II.[2] His computer could now display pictures instead of just letters: "I threw in high-res. It was only two chips. I didn't know if people would use it". By 1978, he also designed an inexpensive floppy-disk drive controller. He and Randy Wigginton wrote a simple disk operating system and file system. Shepardson Microsystems was contracted to build a simple command line interface for the disk operating system. A floppy disk is a data storage device that comprises a circular piece of thin, flexible (hence floppy) magnetic storage medium encased in a square or rectangular plastic wallet. ... Randy Wigginton was one of Apple Computers first employees (#6), creator of MacWrite, Full Impact and numerous other Mac applications. ... Shepardson Microsystems, Inc. ...


In addition to designing the hardware, Wozniak wrote most of the software initially provided with the Apple. He wrote a programming language interpreter, a set of virtual 16-bit processor instructions known as SWEET 16, a Breakout game (which was also a reason to add sound to the computer), the code needed to control the disk drive, and more. In computer science, 16-bit is an adjective used to describe integers that are at most two bytes wide, or to describe CPU architectures based on registers, address buses, or data buses of that size. ... SWEET16 is an interpreted language invented by Steve Wozniak and implemented as part of the Integer BASIC ROM in the Apple II computer. ... For other uses of this term, see Breakout (disambiguation). ...


In 1980, Apple went public and made Jobs and Wozniak multimillionaires. IPO redirects here. ...


Beyond the Apple II

For years, the Apple II was the main source of profit at Apple, and it assured the company's survival when its management undertook much less profitable ventures like the ill-fated Apple III and the short-lived Lisa. It was because of the reliable profits from the Apple II that Apple was able to develop the Macintosh, bring it to market, and evolve it into Apple's primary technology, eventually replacing the machine that paid for it. In this sense, Wozniak can be considered the financial grandfather of the Mac. The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... The Apple III, an early business machine predating the IBM PC The Apple III with an Apple Monitor //. The Apple III, or Apple /// as it was sometimes styled, was the first completely new computer designed by Apple. ... The Apple Lisa was a revolutionary personal computer designed at Apple Computer during the early 1980s. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ...


Aircraft accident

In February 1981, Steve Wozniak crashed his Beech Bonanza while taking off from Santa Cruz Sky Park. The NTSB investigation revealed that Wozniak was not rated in the type of airplane, did not have a "high performance" endorsement on his pilot's license (making him unqualified to operate the airplane), and had a "lack of familiarity with [the] aircraft." The cause of the crash was determined to be a premature liftoff, followed by a stall and "mush" into a 12 foot embankment. As a result of the accident, he had retrograde amnesia and temporary anterograde amnesia. He had no recollection of the accident and, for a while, did not even know he had been involved in a crash. He also did not remember his hospital stays or the things he did after he was released: he followed his previous routine (except for flying), but could not recall what had happened. He would walk into rooms and forget why he was there and couldn't even remember the current day of the week. For example, he would go to work on Sunday, or stay home on a Wednesday, thinking it was the weekend.[2] He began to piece together clues from what people told him. He asked his girlfriend, Candi Clark (an early Apple employee who worked in the accounting department), whether he had been involved in an accident of some kind. When she told him about the event, his short-term memory was restored. An early model 35 V-tail Bonanza. ... Santa Cruz Sky Park Airport. ... The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent organization responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States. ... Retrograde amnesia is a form of amnesia where someone will be unable to recall events that occurred before the onset of amnesia. ... Anterograde amnesia is a form of amnesia, or memory loss, in which new events are not transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory. ...


Wozniak and Clark got engaged later that year, ordered their wedding rings from a San Diego jeweler, and flew to San Diego to pick them up.[2] Wozniak also credits Apple II computer games for aiding him in restoring those "lost" memories. A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...


Beyond Apple

Wozniak did not return to Apple after recovering from the plane crash. Instead, he married Clark (he called her "Superwoman", possibly because of her accomplishments as an Olympic kayaker in 1976)[3] and returned to U.C. Berkeley under the name "Rocky Raccoon Clark" (Rocky was his dog's name and Clark his wife's maiden name), finally earning his undergraduate degree in 1986. In 1983 he decided to return to Apple product development, but he wanted no more of a role than that of an engineer and a motivational factor for the Apple workforce.[2] Superwoman is the name given to several fictional characters published over the years by DC Comics, most of them being, much like the more popular Supergirl, a woman with powers alike to those of Superman. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... Rocky Raccoon is a Beatles song from the double-disc album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). ...


In 1982 and 1983, Wozniak also sponsored two US Festivals to celebrate evolving technologies; they ended up as a technology exposition and a rock festival as a combination music, computers, television and people. They differed from previous rock festivals, notably Woodstock, by shorter lines for the Portable toilets: Wozniak is an engineer, and simply computed the number of Port-a-Potties that would be needed, using less optimistic assumptions than previous concert organizers. (This experience would help him when the time came to build Shoreline Amphitheatre). The US Festivals were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak of Apple Computer, and broadcast live on Pay Per View TV. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second was Memorial Day weekend in May 1983. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ... A line of portable toilets. ... Shoreline Amphitheatre as seen from ground level Aerial photograph of Shoreline Amphitheatre, with the parking lots and the neighbouring golf course Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater in Mountain View, California, USA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


Wozniak and Candi divorced in 1987. They had three children together: two boys and a girl. At his high school reunion, he reconnected with Suzanne Mulkern, former head cheerleader and homecoming queen, and the two were married in 1990 and divorced in 2004. A high school reunion is a gathering of persons who have gone to high school together. ... Cheerleading is recreational activity and sometimes competitive sport involving organised routines including elements of dance and gymnastics to encourage crowds to cheer on sports teams. ... Homecoming Queen is confirmed as the fifth and last single from the double-platinum album, Extreme Behavior. ...


Wozniak dated comedian and actress Kathy Griffin.[4] Kathy Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, producer, actress, and gay icon. ...


Post-Apple career

Wozniak ended his full time employment with Apple for good on February 6, 1987, twelve years after setting up the company. However he still remains an employee (and receives a paycheck)[5][2] and a shareholder.[6] He also maintains connections with Steve Jobs. is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ...


Wozniak founded a new venture called C.L. 9, which developed and brought the first universal TV remote control to market in 1987.[2] CL 9 was a universal remote control company started by Steve Wozniak, the inventor of the Apple II. The company was in business for three years, from 1985 to 1988, coming out with the 6502-based CL9 CORE remote control in 1987, the first universal programmable remote control. ... For other uses, see Remote control (disambiguation). ...


About this time, Wozniak became a member of the Freemasons in order to spend more time with his first wife, Alice, who was a member of the equivalent women's group, the Order of the Eastern Star.[2] Freemasons redirects here. ... General Grand Chapter logo The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world that both men and women can join. ...


Wozniak went into teaching (he taught fifth grade students) and charitable activities in the field of education. Since leaving Apple Computer, Wozniak has provided all the money, as well as a good amount of on-site technical support, for the technology program for his local school district.[2] Un.U.Son. (Unite Us In Song), an organization Wozniak formed to organize the two U.S. Festivals, is now primarily tasked with supporting his educational and philanthropic projects.[2]


Wozniak received the National Medal of Technology in 1985 from Ronald Reagan, then President of the U.S.[2] The National Medal of Technology is an honor granted by the President of the United States to inventors and innovators that have made significant contributions to the development of new and important technology. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


In December 1989, he received an honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Colorado.[7]


In 1997, he was named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum. Wozniak was a key contributor and benefactor to the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (the street in front of the museum has been renamed Woz Way in his honor).[8] The Computer History Museum in Mountain View. ... The Childrens Discovery Museum is located in San Jose, California. ...


In September 2000, Steve Wozniak was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Exterior of the National Inventors Hall of Fame museum, 2005 The National Inventors Hall of Fame is an organization that honors important inventors from the whole world. ...


In 2001, Wozniak co-founded Wheels of Zeus (note the acronym, "WoZ"), to create wireless GPS technology to "help everyday people find everyday things". In 2002, he joined the Board of Directors of Ripcord Networks, Inc., joining Ellen Hancock, Gil Amelio, Mike Connor, and Wheels of Zeus co-founder Alex Fielding, all Apple alumni, in a new telecommunications venture. Later the same year he joined the Board of Directors of Danger, Inc., the maker of the Hip Top (a.k.a. Side Kick from T-Mobile). In May of 2004, upon nomination by Dr. Tom Miller, Wozniak received an honorary S.D. degree from North Carolina State University for his contribution to the field of personal computing. Wheels of Zeus (or WoZ) is a company founded in 2001 by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Ellen Hancock is a long-time techology manager, noted for her 29-year tenure at IBM where she rose to the position of senior vice president in charge of network hardware and software. ... Gil Amelio Gilbert F. Amelio (born March 1, 1943 in New York City) is an American technology executive. ... Wheels of Zeus (or WoZ) is a company founded in 2001 by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. ... Alexandra Nicole Alex Fielding (born Artemis DuBaer on October 31, 1986[1]) is a fictional character and one of the two main characters from the popular book series by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld called T*Witches. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Danger, Inc. ... The Danger Hiptop, also sold as the T-Mobile Sidekick, is a GPRS/EDGE mobile phone with wireless Internet capabilities and some functionality similar to a PDA. The Hiptop is sold by T-Mobile in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Austria. ... Tom Miller is a software developer who was employed by Microsoft. ... D.Sc, Sc. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ...

Joey Slotnick, left, poses with Steve Wozniak. Slotnick portrayed Wozniak in the film Pirates of Silicon Valley.
Joey Slotnick, left, poses with Steve Wozniak. Slotnick portrayed Wozniak in the film Pirates of Silicon Valley.

In May 2004, Wozniak was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Kettering University, in Flint, Michigan. He also received an honorary S.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 662 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (712 × 645 pixel, file size: 205 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 662 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (712 × 645 pixel, file size: 205 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Joey Slotnick, left, poses with Steve Wozniak. ... Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) is an unauthorized made-for-television docudrama written and directed by Martyn Burke. ... Kettering University (formerly the General Motors Institute) is a university in Flint, Michigan, offering degrees in engineering, the applied sciences, and management. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a not-for-profit, independent university, founded in 1964 in Davie, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. ...


In 2006, Wheels of Zeus was closed, and Wozniak co-founded Acquicor Technology, a shell company for acquiring technology companies and developing them, with Apple alumni Ellen Hancock and Gil Amelio. Acquicor Technology Inc is a new startup company jointly founded by Gil Amelio, Steve Wozniak and Ellen Hancock, all of whom have worked for Apple Computer in the past, as a blank check company. ...


In September 2006, Wozniak published his autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. It was co-authored by writer Gina Smith. Steve Wozniak or Woz co-founded Apple Computer and designed the Apple II, contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution. ...


Popular culture

  • An aphorism attributed to Wozniak, "Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window", is quoted in the game, Civilization IV, when players discover the "Computers" technology during single player games.
  • In the movie Camp Nowhere, Christopher Lloyd's character scams parents into sending their kids to a computer camp under the fake name of Dennis Wozniak.
  • Wozniak stars as a parody of himself in the first episode of the TV series Code Monkeys when he is the owner of Gameavision before selling it to help fund Apple. He later appears again in the 12th episode when he is in Las Vegas at the annual Video Game Convention and sees Dave and Jerry.
  • Steve Wozniak is the inspiration behind Eureka 7 character Woz the Whiz.

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Current activities

Wozniak is a member of a Segway Polo team, the Silicon Valley Aftershocks. In 2006, they were challenged to a game by the newly formed New Zealand Pole Blacks (the Woz Challenge Cup); the match ended in a 2-2 tie, with the Woz Challenge Cup staying in Auckland. In 2007, the Silicon Valley Aftershocks avenged the tie by defeating the Pole Blacks 5-0 in the Woz Challenge Cup finals. The 2008 Woz Challenge Cup will be held at the SegwayFesT 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 8-10 (polo events run August 7-9).[9] Segway Polo is a team sport which started to gain some measure of popularity after being played by members of the Bay Area Segway Enthusiasts Group (Bay Area SEG) in 2004. ...


Recently, he attended the FIRST National Competition in Atlanta to show off LEGO robots.[10] For other uses, see first. ... For other uses, see Lego (disambiguation). ...


Wozniak, after hearing a podcast of an interview on the Larry King Show, began dating Emmy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin.[4] Together, they attended the 2007 Emmy Awards.[11] Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ... An Emmy Award. ... Kathy Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, producer, actress, and gay icon. ... The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, September 16, 2007 and were televised live on FOX and CTV at 8:00 p. ...


See also

The blue box previously owned by Steve Wozniak, on display at the Computer History Museum. ... Steve Wozniak or Woz co-founded Apple Computer and designed the Apple II, contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution. ... Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) is an unauthorized made-for-television docudrama written and directed by Martyn Burke. ... Joey Slotnick, left, poses with Steve Wozniak. ... Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires is a documentary film written and hosted by Robert X. Cringely. ... Robert X. Cringely is the pen name of both technology journalist Mark Stephens and a string of writers for a column in InfoWorld, the weekly computer trade newspaper published by IDG. // Stephens was the third author to contribute to Infoworld under the Cringely pseudonym, the first two being Rory J...

References

  1. ^ "In mid-1970, at the end of his sophomore year in high school, when he finished McCollum's electronics class, Steve was also finished with formal training in electronics. That summer he worked at Haltek and became close friends with both Wozniak and Baum, who were working as systems programmers on a nearby mainframe computer. Much of his advanced training in electronics would come at Wozniak's elbow, and the two older boys, who were both deeply involved in improving the design of the Flair pen computer of the previous year, allowed Steve to tag along as they conducted research into the stacks at the Stanford library and pored over the product literature and specifications that arrived daily at Woz's house" Steve Jobs - The Journey Is The Reward
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wozniak, S. G.; Smith, G. (2006), iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. W. W. Norton & Company
  3. ^ "This Week in Apple History" from The Mac Observer
  4. ^ a b Collins, Michelle. VH1 Best Week Ever - Off The Market: Kathy Griffin Finds a New Man!. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  5. ^ Welcome to Woz.org
  6. ^ Fool.com: Apple's Other Steve (Stock Research) March 2, 2000
  7. ^ Seibold, Chris, This Day in Apple History December 28, 1989: Woz Gets Honorary Doctorate, Dish Incident Forgotten, <http://www.applematters.com/index.php/section/history/2006/12/28/>. Retrieved on 31 July 2007 
  8. ^ maps.google.com
  9. ^ SegwayHTPolo.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-03.
  10. ^ Weisman, Robert. A star who aims to spark innovation by students. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  11. ^ Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Escorted Comedian Kathy Griffin & Her Potty Mouth To The Emmy’s.. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.

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This article is about the History of Apple Inc. ... Apple Inc. ... Steve Jobs (born Steven Paul Jobs on February 24, 1955) is the CEO, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc. ... Michael Scotty Scott (born 1943) was the first CEO of Apple Computer from February 1977 to March 1981. ... Harriv 09:43, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Jef Raskin outdoors, photographed by his son Aza Raskin. ... Andy Hertzfeld (born April 6, 1953), was a key member of the original Apple Macintosh development team, and some would consider him a pioneer among software engineers. ... Bill Atkinson worked at Apple Computer in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Susan Kare (born 1954) is an artist and graphic designer who created many of the interface elements for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980s. ... Guy Kawasaki (born 1954), one of the original Apple employees responsible for marketing of the Macintosh in 1984, is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. ... Jean-Louis Gassée (born March 1944 in Paris, France) was an executive at Apple Computer from 1981 to 1990. ... Del Yocam in 1987 from an Apple Computer company video. ... John Sculley (born April 6, 1939) was a vice-president (1970-1977) and president of PepsiCo (1977-1983), until he became CEO of Apple on April 8, 1983, a position he held until leaving in 1993. ... Michael Spindler (born 1942), nicknamed the Diesel for his reputed around the clock work habits, was president and CEO of Apple Computer from 1993 to 1996. ... Jonathan Paul Ive CBE (born February 1967) is Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc. ... David Nagel has held executive positions in a wide variety of technology companies and organizations. ... Gil Amelio Gilbert F. Amelio (born March 1, 1943 in New York City) is an American technology executive. ... Philip W. Schiller Philip W. Schiller (born 1960) is the senior vice president of worldwide product marketing at Apple Inc. ... As of 2005 Avadis Avie Tevanian is the Chief Software Technology Officer at Apple Computer. ... Chris Espinosa is the senior employee of Apple Computer, beginning at the age of fifteen in 1976 in Steve Jobs garage, writing software manuals and coding after school. ...

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Steve Wozniak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1357 words)
Wozniak's early inspirations came from his father Jerry who was a Lockheed engineer, and from a fictional wonder-boy: Tom Swift.
Wozniak quit his job at Hewlett-Packard and became the vice president in charge of research and development at Apple.
Steve Wozniak received the National Medal of Technology from the President of the United States in 1985.
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