“If it weren’t such a cruel notion, the museum should put him in a glass case and add him to its new, $19 million makeover, set to open next month. The Woz is a treasure, a genuine Silicon Valley article and a fascinating artifact in his own way. Which is how he does things — in his own way,” Cassidy reports. “Wozniak was at the museum to give reporters a tour of the remodeled museum and stir up enthusiasm for the debut exhibit, ‘Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing.'”
Cassidy reports, “He started by saying that he wasn’t a historian. And then, in the course of a morning, he proceeded to describe, better than any history book, the magical hold of technology.”
“‘I didn’t design this computer to make a lot of money and start a company,’ he said. ‘I wanted to accelerate the world advancement in the social revolution.’ The Apple-1 would be a new way to communicate. A new way for the individual to exercise power. He walked over to the Apple II on display nearby,” Cassidy reports. “‘This is my real gem,’ he said, ‘the greatest design of my life.’ And no one — not a docent, no guard, nobody — said a word when he pulled off the top panel to show the machine’s motherboard. ‘About half as many chips,’ he said.”
Cassidy reports, “A great innovator builds what others can’t even imagine. And Wozniak started imagining the possibilities early on.”
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Smaller devices and mobility are the way to the future of personal-computing technology, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Therese Poletti has the interview at Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum:
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MacDailyNews Take: Woz is really a treasure for the whole world.
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