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  • Cup 45 : August 8, 2011
    Drink: Water while at lunch in Palo Alto, CA
    Around Cup 16, I was talking about 52 Cups with Todd, a friend at work when an idea hit him, “You should try to set up a meeting with Woz, the co-founder of Apple! I know he’d do it—in fact, I bet he’d even fly to Michigan.” I figured I had nothing to lose so I explored ways to contact him. I searched his website, tried Facebook, asked a few friends. Nothing worked. My last resort was to search Steve Wozniak on anywho.com. I called the phone number only to reach Steve Wozniak the pro fishing reporter, not Steve Wozniak the computer genius.
  • Electronics Design, Strategy, News : April 13, 2011
    Some fun facts on Woz
    I could care less about hearing what a politician has to say. Hollywood bores me to tears. And I have no desire to meet whoever the latest rock star is (especially if the Bieber craze is still going on). Instead, my meaning of rock star is more in line with the old Intel campaign and Woz is, in my opinion, the Jim Morrison/Jimi Hendrix/Joan Jett/whoever-you-like rock star of the tech world.
  • Woz Walks: March 28, 2011
    The Geek Picture of the Day is full of pomp and circumstance.
    In this May 17, 1986 photo, Steve Wozniak receives his Bachelor of Science degree for electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Wozniak first enrolled at Berkeley in 1971, quit school and co-founded Apple, and later returned using the name Rocky Raccoon Clark to avoid recognition.
  • Singapore Now, Razor TV: March, 2011
    The Wizardy of Woz
    Video: Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple speaks about innovation and creativity at DRIVE, a series of talks organised by the Work Development Agency together with Nex U.
  • Crazy Engineers: February, 2011
    Steve Wozniak – Apple, Pranks & Engineering
    Co-Founder of Apple, Mr. Steve Wozniak (Woz) needs no introduction. He was the engineering force behind Apple I & II that led to revolution in the personal computing throughout the world in 1970s. He was inducted into the inventors hall of fame and prestigious Heinz Award for Technology. After quitting Apple in 1985, Woz dedicated his energies to mathematics, electronics and philanthropic activities. We salute this legendary engineer for his creations and feel proud to bring you our exclusive Small Talk with Steve Wozniak -
  • Engadget: January 31, 2011
    The Engadget Show - 017: Steve Wozniak, Sony NGP, PlayStation Phone prototype
    We've never had a guest on The Engadget Show that inspired quite as much excitement as Steve Wozniak -- the crowd was pumped and the Woz was in full effect. Josh and Woz talked for a full 40 minutes about everything from Woz's white iPhone to the future of server storage to anecdotes about Apple, and it's all topped off with a little creative currency manipulation, as Woz promises us his custom $2 bills can get us "arrested, but not convicted."
  • Entrepreneur Corner: January 2011
    Wozniak Reminisces About the Personal Computer
    Steve Wozniak made an appearance this week at the Computer History Museum, which is opening a $19 million exhibit Thursday entitled, Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing. In front of the Homebrew Computer Club section, the co-founder of Apple talked about all of the artifacts that were created in the early era of personal computers.
  • Salina.com: January 4. 2011
    Wozniak to speak in Salina
    Brian Lindley boldly targeted the top of his fantasy list while brainstorming for a keynote speaker for the No-till on the Plains Winter Conference, and he snared Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak.
  • The Detroit News: December 27. 2010
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talks of tech, Detroit's future From The Detroit News
    Steve "Woz" Wozniak, the inventor of the personal computer and Apple Computer Inc. co-founder with Steve Jobs, knows something about innovation. The 60-year-old Californian created the Apple I and Apple II more than 30 years ago as an engineer at Hewlett- Packard. Woz left Apple shortly after the company went public, but remains an active inventor and philanthropist. However, Woz isn't all work and no play. He dated comedienne Kathy Griffin and appeared on "Dancing with the Stars."
  • NPR : "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" December 11, 2010
    Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Plays Not My Job
    Long ago, two teenagers named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak met in California, and to make a long story short ... now we can't put down our iPhones. "The Woz" is one of the founders of Apple and a legend in computing. We've invited Steve to play a game called "This apple don't need no Genius Bar." Three questions about actual apples.
  • CNN : December 8, 2010
    Apple's Steve Wozniak: 'We've lost a lot of control
    Mountain View, California (CNN) -- The world has mostly caught on to Steve Wozniak's vision of having a computer in every home. But this digital lifestyle can sometimes turn rotten, he said last week.
  • San Jose Mercury News: December 2, 2010
    Cassidy: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is a Silicon Valley treasure
    Steve Wozniak spent Thursday morning right where he belongs: at Mountain View's Computer History Museum. If it weren't such a cruel notion, the museum should put him in a glass case and add him to its new, $19 million makeover, set to open next month. The Woz is a treasure, a genuine Silicon Valley article and a fascinating artifact in his own way. Which is how he does things -- in his own way.
  • Technologizer: December 2, 2010
    A Guided Tour of Computing History
    On January 13th, the seven-year-old Computer History Museum will open its first truly full-blown permanent exhibit:, the 25,000-square-foot, $19 million "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing.
  • Daniweb: Nov 8th, 2010
    Interview with Steve Wozniak - co-founder of Apple Computer
    Steve Wozniak (or Woz to his friends and admirers) not only founded one of the most important (technology-wise) and influential (culturally) companies to date but he also practically invented the personal computer. His design, that of interfacing with a computer using a keyboard and screen, is still the standard today. Before Woz conceived the PC people would use toggle switches for input and look at indicator lights to determine the output. Computers were for professionals and hobbyists only, they were not practical, not for personal use and certainly not affordable.
  • Boston Scientific: October, 2010
    Steve Wozniak Speech -(Photos)
    Steve Wozniak, spoke to a group from Boston Scientific in Washington DC.
  • MacDirectory: October, 2010
    Steve Wozniak and Music
    Many Mac enthusiasts may not be aware of this, but Steve Wozniak, creator of the Apple II and co-founder of Apple Computer, loves music. Steve Wozniak has spent millions of dollars of his personal fortune to back concerts and musicians since the founding of Apple.
  • Gizmodo: October 1, 2010
    Watch Steve Wozniak On Last Night's Big Bang Theory
    Apple co-founder and Gizmodo Spiritual Mascot Steve Wozniak made a hilarious appearance on last night's Big Bang Theory. Here's what he had to say about Steve Jobs, black turtlenecks and Apple II.
  • Asylum: September 21, 2010
    Finally! Geek Trading Cards Celebrate the Less Athletic Among Us
    What do you get when you cross ultra-creative cartoonist Len Peralta and 52 influential geeks of various disciplines? Answer: A set of trading cards, featuring adored nerds like Wil Wheaton, Weird Al Yankovic and Steve "Woz" Wozniak.
  • Cadence: August 23, 2010
    Flash Memory Summit: Steve Wozniak's Early Encounters With Memory
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's keynote speech at last week's Flash Memory Summit did not go according to plan. Instead of speaking on "design innovation with solid state technologies," as stated in the program brochure, Wozniak gave an entertaining and sometimes hilarious account of his early efforts at computer design and his struggles with memory back in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • PC World: 8 August 19, 2010 7:10 PM
    Wozniak Recalls Role of Memory in Apple's Early Days
    "When you're in school, you're always taught that the right answer is the same answer everyone else has," Wozniak said. It's a lesson he's learned several times in years of engineering. "Clear out your mind of the way the world is today," he said.
  • El Economista: 8 Agosto, 2010 - 21:11
    iWoz, cofundador de Apple, visita México
    La primera vez que supe de él fue en un documental llamado “Piratas de Silicon Valley”, en donde se asegura que Wozniak –iWoz para los cuates—es el verdadero inventor de la computadora personal.
  • San Jose Mercury News: The Life, July 28, 2010
    TV Press tour: Talk of love and the Woz on 'The Big Bang Theory'
    In the new season, Mayim Bialik will return as a potential girlfriend for Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak will make a guest appearance as himself.
  • ESPN: The Life, June 18, 2010
    Along for the Segway polo ride with Woz
    The tournament is named after the man who has become the (inter)face of the sport. An early adopter of Segway Inc.'s human transporter, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak has been a vocal proponent of the innovation and amusement to be had behind the Segway's handlebar.
  • HUTC TV, June 10-8, 2010
    The Woz Challenge: Segway Polo
    Barbados beats Germany. Watch the video.
  • San Jose Mercury News, May18, 2010
    Woz and nerd herd roll roughshod in geek chic Segway polo
    Silicon Valley has long accepted its role as inventor of technology's Next Big Thing, but with that came a corresponding acceptance of certain shortcomings in the athletic arena. Until six years ago, when the pudgy and the pale climbed aboard tech's nerdiest toy — the Segway personal transportation device — and attempted to create a little geek chic with Segway polo.
  • Fox Business VIdeo, May 3, 2010
    Wozniak on Mass iPad Sales
    Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak weighs in on the success of the company’s latest gadget and why he joined Fusion-IO.

  • Video Interview series: NBC Bay Area
    Interview with Steve Wozniak (Part 1 of 3)

    The co-founder of Apple talks about hosting Camp Woz at his home and teaching public school kids in Los Gatos.

    Interview with Steve Wozniak (Part 2 of 3)
    The co-founder of Apple talks about his favorite robotics competition (FIRST Robotics), raising his kids, and encouraging students to be creative thinkers.

    Interview with Steve Wozniak (Part 3 of 3)
    The Woz was an audience favorite on the TV reality competition Dancing with the Stars.
  • Motivated Magazine, WInter 2009 Issue
    Steve Wozniak Pursuing All That’s Noble & Pure
    "I grew up with very strong feeling of wanting to be a good person; I wanted to help others. I don’t like to stomp on people. I don’t want to think of some people as “special” and others not. I’m not interested in acting like I’m above others. Ironically, equal treatment of others really gets in the way of good management because I want to be fair to everyone."
  • San Jose Mercury News, January 30, 2010
    Honoring a creative force in high tech: Douglas Engelbart turns 85:
    "If all the leaders of the world — the presidents of all the countries, the CEOs of all the companies — were here in this room, you'd be my hero," Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer and helped create some of the first commercially successful personal computers in the 1970s, told Engelbart. "You'd be the one I would gravitate to."

  • Steve 'Woz' Wozniak on the Future of Computing: It's Human :
    When Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak drops by the office for a visit, it's guaranteed to generate at least one video-worthy moment, like the one below. He was visiting to pitch Fusion-io, a company that's engineered a solid-state storage solution that could radically alter the server farm landscape.
  • Washington Post, January 2010
    On Leadership: Steve Wozniak on Creating "Revolutionary Products" :
    On Leadership: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and Fusion-io chief scientist, on Steve Jobs' leadership style, managing creative thinkers and "stretching new technologies." (Video by Elizabeth Tenety, Andrea Useem)

  • LifeHacker, Apr 22, 2009 9:45 AM
    How Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Gets Things Done :
    He travels the world, dances on TV, tinkers with hardware—oh, and designed the Apple I & II personal computers. Steve Wozniak answers our questions and shares his hacker-ish means of getting things done.
  • Gizmodo (Various)
    Listing of Woz Videos :
    Gizmodo.com hosts a number of videos featuring Woz.
  • Newsweek Magazine, Page 48, February 19, 1996
    How We Failed Apple
  • People Magazine, Pages 61-62, February 14, 1994
    Wizard of Woz
  • The PowerGS Interview

 


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