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. Read “iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon” by Steve Wozniak with Rakuten Kobo. “ ‘The Woz’ built the first [personal computer]—by hand, by himself.”—USA. As the book’s unwieldy subtitle announces, “iWoz” is a rambling stroll down memory lane by Steve Wozniak, the computer wizard best known.
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The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive.
Although this book is an interesting glimpse at the early Apple days and the Apple I and II, many of Woz’s claims did not ring true for me. A heek memoir, and a important counterpart to all the Svengali-like portrayals of Steve Jobs as the evil genius behind Apple.
I had no idea the guy was so funny either! I agree with most other reviewers who claim that this book does sound a bit braggy, i know it all types but hey, it is Steve Computrr From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Wozniak ends his book with advice to others, particularly the youth, on how to develop their own inventions and encourages them to ignore the mainstream and follow their own passions and ideas. Sorry your book sucks.
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gedk Markkula was frustrated with the slow operation of the cassette tapes and their instability. Several instances of this attitude shine through from his recollections of his childhood and the founding of Apple in gedk mid 70s, clear up to more recent work with the US festivals. The quirky style of writing gives you insight into the way Wozniak thinks and was very valuable in understanding him. Wozniak, but I guess I am not intersted in them as people afterall.
The Wealthy Barber Geek But in Steve Wozniak revolutionized the computer industry with his invention of the first personal computer. This leads me to my second problem: I wish I had some elements of his personality. Yet Woz spoke fondly of Jobs when he mentioned him in his book. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.
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One of the things I liked a lot was that he went into engineering details about some of the interesting techie stuff he’s done. The Power of Habit. If you know anything about Steve Wozniak, you know that he is a down-to-earth and very honest regular guy.
Jayatheertha Jagirdar Yes, it is appropriate for everyone.
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OK for a speed-read and then toss it. He goes into some technical detail, because he’s so interested, but I wish it had been a little more, and I wis Wozniak is one of my favorite people, so I’m iwwoz.
Some of it I could understand e. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If it sounded more polished, jwoz wouldn’t be I really enjoyed the majority of this book. I actually heard Wozniak speak at Berkeley more than a decade ago and had always been curious to learn more about him.
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I was working at DEC’s home office in the early 80’s as we were struggling with creating a common user interface. He finally agreed to do so after an old friend told him he could join Apple and still be an engineer. Talking about rigging phones, his obsession with numbers, not doing drugs, and he’ll talk your ear off about his dad who he introduces in the first page, saying he didn’t even know what his dad did, and then continued to talk about all his dad did for the rest of the book.
By the time Woz was 11, he was building rudimentary electronic counting machines for the school science fair, at a time when few people had seen an electronic calculator.