10 quotes from iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It: ‘Artists work best alone. As the book’s unwieldy subtitle announces, “iWoz” is a rambling stroll down memory lane by Steve Wozniak, the computer wizard best known. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It is a New York Times.
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The photo plates of the book use several images from Wikimedia Commons. Its graphics windows user interface and its s Woz Anyone starting to read this book expecting to be wowed by a literary genius or amazing elaborate stories need to a reality check. He forgives chicanery and cul stock, he blows a bundle on a neo-Woodstock that he recalls with great frmo, he crashes an airplane, he teaches school and invents the universal remote and devotes massive amounts of time, money, and attention to the arts and to his beloved children.
If you don’t care already, this book won’t change your mine. Because in the beginning there were the Two Steves, each a necessary part of the original Apple, and in this book, Steve Wozniak steps out from behind Jobs’ shadow with a grin and a wave. He WAS a totally different man that the other Steve, and he acknowledges that it took the combination of the two to make Apple what it was, when it started.
He went home and recreated the game on his own, using a standard television for the display which in itself, took some doing. I liked this book. But it doesn’t make for good writing.
I was a little shocked with Woz’ casual arrogance throughout his narrative. Anyone who loves Woz, and reads at a third grade level.
Delicate, wonderful, inspiring biography. I’m okay with that. Then again, I also think there’s tons that’s interesting about Woz. What I love about this book is that you totally get that Steve Wozniak is a pure bred engineer and anyone who has spent any significant amount of time with engineers would understand feek his commentary is not about boasting or arrogance, it’s simply the way engineers think!
But it would have been better left to an autobiographer to tell, someone who could emphasize the important parts, locate them in the spirit of the times, or at the very least draw out broader thoughts from his subject.
So, for it me it was a one-timer.
It’s very uplifting for anyone who’s got great ideas and wonders whether you’re alone swimming upstream. Acquicor Technology co-founder Apple, Inc. Honors iwzo awards for Steve Wozniak.
Inhe was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.
He also designed computers on paper circuit diagrams since electrical chips were too expensive too buy — he did this for fun in high school — like doodling. Clear All You have not added any speakers yet.
iWoz Quotes by Steve Wozniak
Computer Geek to Cult Icon: I wish I had some elements of his personality. The quirky style of writing gives you insight into the way Wozniak thinks and was very valuable in understanding him. Paperbackpages. I was not very impressed — a little light on the insights. This is a great book for anybody at least mildly interested in techno-geek stuff, the history of our information age, or if you just like a good autobiography.
The serious engineer might poke some holes in his recollections, but they miss the overall point of the book: In the end, Woz has a little bit of my money which he can use to buy another Segway. Overall, I gave this three stars because it was interesting and informative, but without being highly engaging.
He goes into some technical detail, because he’s so interested, but I wish it had been a little more, and I wish he’d put in some technical diagrams to accompany the text. Simply an accurate account of Steve’s fascinating life written in his own words. This man is brilliant, and Steve Jobs knew it. The story of Wozniak’s original creations and advancements tie I really enjoyed Steve’s book.
You can be one. Every sentence is mind-numbing and I just couldn’t do it anymore. This leads me to my second problem: And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. Some talk over the heads and readers get lost, when the subject could be quite entertaining.
One story really bothered me: Jobs, who worked for Atari Inc. I do not think this book does justice to what Steve Woznaik and Steve Jobs accomplished. A guy who wants to change the world for the better, and a gleeful early-adopter of cutting-edge technologies just because they are so COOL!
I was first interested in reading this because I thought that the guy who invented Apple iwz be a pretty interesting guy. co,puter
Some of it I could understand e. But I learned a lot.
Thank you again for all of your help. View all 3 comments. Wozniak is one of my favorite people, so I’m biased. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I Woz 1 4 Jan 21, I enjoyed hearing about the inside of the initial success compuyer Apple. Because of the high tuitionand an inadvertent expense he had incurred for the university’s computer department, he teek unable to attend for a second year and instead enrolled in the local junior collegeDe Anza College.