Apple co-founder Woz fires up crowd at Maker Faire

Apple Store“If there’s one person who perfectly personifies Maker Faire, it could well be Steve Wozniak. That’s why a standing room-only crowd had gathered to see him speak at the event in California on Saturday afternoon,” Daniel Terdiman reports for CNET.

“Wozniak is in fact a veteran of Maker Faire, the bacchanalia of do-it-yourself technology, hacking, fire arts, robots, mad scientists and mad crafters that is [took] place in the small town of San Mateo, California [this past] weekend,” Terdiman reports.

Woz “had come this time to fire up those in the audience with romantic and impassioned stories of the power and excitement of mathematics and engineering,” Terdiman reports. “That concept might draw a groan at a lot of gatherings, but at Maker Faire, it was just the right message for a crowd thick with accomplished engineers and hackers, as well as countless budding would-be Wozes.”

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9 Comments

  1. ” . . . romantic and impassioned stories of the power and excitement of mathematics and engineering . . .it was just the right message for a crowd thick with accomplished engineers and hackers . . . “

    That’s way too many stiff mechanical pencils for a small, thick crowd. Someone could lose an eye.

  2. Gotta say:

    I work on an event for kids in the US trying to get them fired up about science and technology. It’s a robotics competition. (http://WWW.USFIRST.ORG )

    WOZ is one of our many volunteers and he truly does a lot to insprie and motivate kids to get into Science & Tech.

    ‘Tis whole better than every US High School kid going on to become a lawyer.

  3. “I work on an event for kids in the US trying to get them fired up about science and technology.”

    Can’t happen. Intelligent Design is American. Science is un-American, and technology went to China.

  4. “Can’t happen. Intelligent Design is American. Science is un-American, and technology went to China.”

    The only technology that went to China is copy-catting and production, not innovation (unless you consider reverse engineering an innovation).

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