“Steve Wozniak, the iconic Apple Computer co-founder and technical mind behind the company’s landmark early computers, was in Seattle Friday to promote his autobiography, ‘iWoz,'” Todd Bishop reports for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Bishop reports, “His stops included an afternoon speech on the campus of longtime Apple rival Microsoft Corp., where he spoke to an overflow crowd of the Redmond company’s employees.”
Woz spoke with the Seattle P-I Friday morning on various subjects (Segway polo, teaching, pulling pranks, etc.) including:
Q: Do you use other types of computers, as well, or do you stick to Macs?
Wozniak: The only time that I use PCs is when I have to, say, program a little microprocessor for a project, and the tools are only available for a PC. I don’t have to very often go to the PC mode.
Q: On the subject of Microsoft, you’re speaking with employees there later this afternoon. You haven’t been there before.
Wozniak: No, I haven’t. But I’ve never been one of those people that takes a big, strong side. Macintosh versus PC. Hey, my preferred machine, the one I’m comfortable with, is a Macintosh, and I’ve got my reasons, and they’re good reasons. But I don’t try to apply them to everyone else. I was one of those people that would start asking a lot of questions to recommend a type of computer to buy. And some people, just because of the sort of work you do or whatever, or the sort of person that I sense you are, a PC is really going to be more your type.
There’s a certain element of people, too, that’s maybe in the creative or movie world, or the television world and the music world. They almost always turn out that a Macintosh is a better suggestion.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: Only Apple Macs can run Mac OS X and, if you must, Windows. Why buy an OS-limited PC when you can get an OS-unlimited Mac?
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