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iWoz : Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780393061437
  • ISBN-10: 0393061434
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2006
  • Page Count: 313


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Steve Wozniak's iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon—How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It, written with Gina Smith, is part confessional, part strategic overview and part business memoir. In it, the engineer/inventor and occasional concert promoter and philanthropist recounts his adventures, triumphs and missteps in the world of high technology. Wozniak invented the Apple computer in a manner he admits was more accidental success than tactical masterpiece: He was experimenting with both a TV screen and keyboard and later he stepped back and realized that he'd not only reduced the size of the machinery required to generate the programs and data, but also given individuals access to landmark technology.

iWoz corrects some misconceptions and outright inaccuracies previously presented about Wozniak's life. His interest in social justice and progressive politics triggered his later involvement with music and charitable giving, and the book covers such events as his sale of Apple stock to 40 employees prior to the company going public. iWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted and sometimes exasperating individual whose contributions to the scientific, business and cultural realms are extensive.

 
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