IWoz

IWoz

Computer Geek to Cult Icon : How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It

Book - 2006
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Once upon a time, computers looked like big, alien vending machines. They had large screens, cryptic switches, huge boxes, and odd lights. But in 1975, a young engineering wizard named Steve Wozniak had an idea: What if you combined computer circuitry with a regular typewriter keyboard and a video screen? The result was the first true personal computer, the Apple I. Widely affordable and easily understood, Wozniak's invention has been rapidly transforming our world ever since. His life--before and after Apple--is a "home-brew" mix of brilliant discovery and adventure, as an engineer, a concert promoter, a fifth-grade teacher, a philanthropist, and an irrepressible prankster. From the invention of the first personal computer to the rise of Apple as an industry giant, iWoz presents a no-holds-barred, rollicking, firsthand account of the humanist inventor who ignited the computer revolution.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006.
ISBN: 9780393061437
0393061434
Characteristics: 313 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Gina

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 19, 2017

Sure, he maybe juvenile, divorced & modestly rich compared to his computer peers ,but his decency & humanity remained intact.

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dragonknitter
Jul 17, 2016

while it was interesting to read how apple started, I found the writing style rather juvenile. it's almost as if the co-writer just transcribed the interviews she had with him, while leaving out her own questions.

KenMarriott Nov 05, 2015

Nice to read about first hand account of early days when Apple was started. Enjoyed learning about Steve Wozniak.

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