“After exchanging pleasantries and Christmas cards with Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak for almost 20 years, Edgeworth Elementary School librarian Milana ‘Mim’ Bizic had to threaten to retire to get him to visit the school. ‘I said ‘Steve, you always said you wanted to come to Edgeworth. Well, I’m retiring this year, so you’d better do it fast.’ And here he is,’ said Bizic,” Amanda Michaels reports for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “And just how did the 62-year-old woman, dedicated to education for 41 years, come to be on a first-name basis with the California mogul who designed the first personal computer?”
“‘[I met Wozniak] at an awards presentation in 1985 [hosted by Apple Computer Clubs International], and I had this huge display of word processing, database and spreadsheet projects that the students did on the Apple II’s,’ said Bizic. ‘He was impressed, and told me he always wanted to inspire kids like that, and that he wanted to send his son Jesse to Edgeworth,’ which is part of the Quaker Valley School District,” Michaels reports. “The unlikely friendship progressed from there.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Woz is one helluva good guy.