Co-Founder of Apple Computers
This is more than just a design spec; this is about real life. Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist, Steve Wozniak first made his mark in the 1970s with his design of Apple's first line of products, the Apple I and II. Wozniak recently released his bestselling biography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. His role in shaping the computing industry just cannot be overestimated: he's the engineer/inventor//fifth-grade teacher/philanthropist and irrepressible prankster who is changing our world even at this very moment.
Wozniak has "adopted" the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He's also founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
Before slim laptops that fit into briefcases, computers looked like strange vending machines, with cryptic switches and pages of encoded output. But in 1977 Steve Wozniak revolutionized the computer industry with his invention of the first personal computer. As the sole inventor of the Apple I and II computers, Wozniak has enjoyed wealth, fame, and the most coveted awards an engineer can receive, and he tells his story here for the first time.
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