Woz’s new autobiography coming in September

“Steve Wozniak has been teasing his fans with the promise of an autobiography for nearly two decades. Finally, he’s releasing one in September: IWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It, which he co-wrote with author and journalist Gina Smith,” Rachel Metz reports for Wired.

Metz reports, “What does a computer geek cult icon do now that he’s written his life story? During a respite from traveling this summer, Wozniak sat down at Round Table Pizza for a Q&A with Wired News to talk about his international Segway polo adventures, his plans to drive a Hummer around the South Pole with Buzz Aldrin, and his disappointment that Steve Jobs declined to write a foreword for the new book.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We’re looking forward to this one.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
Woz plans 2007 Hummer ride to South Pole with Buzz Aldrin, James Cameron to film in 3D – August 04, 2006
Video: Woz playing Segway polo (and bonking pedestrian on head) – July 08, 2006
Apple CEO Steve Jobs declines to write foreword for Woz’s autobiography – April 14, 2006
Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak autobiography ‘I, Woz’ coming this fall – April 11, 2006


  1. The more Woz opens his mouth, the less respect I have for him. He utters gibberish and he’s so out of touch with what’s going on in technology. He just doesn’t make sense.

    So what if he was the engineer in the early days of Apple. Engineers are a dime a dozen, but true, innovative thinkers and visionaries are few and far between.

    Jobs is a true leader with vision. “Wuz” is a nearsighted follower and a has-been.

  2. Thorin,

    Are you telling me that I have anger management issues?! Are you? ARE YOU?!

    Well, lemme tell you somethin, buddy. I DON’T! I’m not F*UCKIN’ MAD AT ANYBODY!!! Do you hear me? Huh? HUH?!

    I’ve got your chill pill right HERE and I’m gonna put it up your – – –

  3. HA HA, LOL. It’s all good. I don’t really see many folks buying this book. I’m sure some will, though. I think it was just a part of life to put behind him. I heard it was delayed so he could insert the Segway Polo chapter in at the last minute. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cheese” style=”border:0;” />

    He sure has been a goofball lately.

  4. I met Woz and had the pleasure of spending an hour with him this summer and found him to be absolutely delightful. He doesn’t do small talk. He loves to talk about how technology empowers people to be creative and seemed genuinely suprised when I told him: “Apple computers changed my life.” He’s not interested in the business of computing (I think that’s why the Woz/Jobs partnership worked as well as it did). When Apple took off, I think he just wasn’t interested in the whole competitive aspect of the computer business. The thing about the Woz that most people misunderstand is that he is a genius. Geniuses tend to be solitary people whose social skills tend to be a little disconcerting. Quirky, eccentric, charming and yes, a little goofy. Just the kiind of qualities I love. And just the kind of qualities we need right now.

    What his autobiography will tell you is how one man with the access to the right tools and the right inspiration can change the world.

  5. Love what Woz did for all of us back in the early days, but increasingly these days he comes off as a loose cannon. And everyone acts as if he’s a selfless, non-egotistical hero, but just read the headline of his new book…

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