Woz plans 2007 Hummer ride to South Pole with Buzz Aldrin, James Cameron to film in 3D

From the “How-In-The-Hell-Did-We-Miss-This?” file:

Eric Savitz blogged for Barron’s tech Trader Daily on July 28th, “The very last speaker on the last day of the AlwaysOn conference at Stanford on Thursday was noneother than Steve Wozniak, the legendary Woz. (And seriously, he really is a legendary figure: for instance, do you have a street named after you?)”

Savitz reports, “The Woz said he plans to drive to the South Pole in a Hummer in 2007. He said that in passing, and it seemed so absurd that I had to find out more. So after his talk, I went up and asked. Woz explained that he was participating in an expedition planned for December 2007 in which a group will drive Hummers running on hydrogen powered fuel cells from McMurdo Station to the South Pole. Woz said his particular vehicle would be co-piloted by Buzz Aldrin, who walked on the moon in 1969. The expedition is to be filmed in 3D for the director James Cameorn. Woz said that the group has received important advice on the project from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authroity, which has been running some hydrogen fuel-cell powered buses.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Listen, we know at least one of you read this last Friday. Why didn’t you email us?! This is as “Classic Woz” as “Classic Woz” gets! If you ever read a story even remotely near the caliber of “Woz plans 2007 Hummer ride to South Pole with Buzz Aldrin, James Cameron to film in 3D” and you don’t see it on MacDailyNews, please click contact and pop us the link, okay? Thanks in advance. Oh yeah, GO, WOZ, GO!!!

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48 Comments

  1. But will the fuel cells work in the cold? The Santa Clara Transit Authority does not strike me as an expert source for cold weather advice. Now the Minneapolis Tansit authority might be a whole differnent story.

  2. The South Pole is only “down” if you are a eurocentric fool. North is North and South is South…. if you rotate a Map 90º or even 180º it is still entirely accurate, despite the South Pole perchance being at the “top.”

    This rant of modern cultural criticism has been brought to you by the letter “S”

  3. He better put some chains on the Segway tires! Segway hockey anyone?

    “A few lucky innovations/collaborations in one’s youth do not make a person great.”

    You’re right “hum this”, however, contributing to society in countless ways over the course of one’s life does make a person great. Read up on Woz sometime. He’s truly one of the good guys and deserves very great thing that comes to him. Have fun Woz, but be careful!

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