Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak autobiography ‘I, Woz’ coming this fall

“Steve Wozniak says he never intended to change the world. That was the other Steve, Steve Jobs. He just wanted to build computers. Oh, and he really — really — wanted to spend his career as a Hewlett-Packard engineer, a position he reluctantly left. Life turned out differently for the self-trained electrical engineer. In 1976, he and Jobs started Apple Computer, which would help launch the personal-computer revolution,” John Boudreau writes for Knight Ridder Newspapers. “Wozniak, who will publish an autobiography, “I, Woz,” this fall, prefers to stay out of the spotlight but willingly signs autographs on everything from laptops to an apple (the kind you eat).”

“He also recently linked up with former Apple Chief Executive Gilbert Amelio, who was ousted from Apple in 1997, and Ellen Hancock, who was chief technology officer, also until 1997, to form Acquicor Technologies. It raised $150 million last month to buy other technology companies,” Boudreau writes. “Wozniak recently sat down with the San Jose Mercury News to talk about Apple’s 30th anniversary in his home perched in the Los Gatos hills.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Too Hot!” for the heads up.]

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  1. Sounds like Woz could have happily designed printer circuit boards; he just happened to get really lucky.

    Technical talent, yes, but little vision.

    Hooking up with Amelio?


    Thank goodness the other Steve is in charge.

  2. Mad Munkee,

    read the article.

    “I was working at Hewlett-Packard still — they started up a project on my floor without telling me…I said, “I’ll do a printer interface. I’ll do the lowliest engineering job there is.”

    I stand corrected. Interface, not circuit boards.

  3. I Woz __________(fill in the blank)

    in the (infinite) loop.
    cool once. (in the seventies!)
    lonely. (that’s why I’m hanging with Amelio, I’m desperate!)
    rich. (Gotta make some more dough, I’m broke, man)

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  4. OS X is hard? You push the mouse thingy at the box that says applications, or the bouncy thingy at the bottom and then you pick the one you want and then you gently squeeze the doo hicky on the mouse and the OS does something strange, and uh, something else opens up and then you start typing on whatever you call the thing with keys. Am I missing something here?

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