Why Is Steve Wozniak Important?:
Wozniak is also a noted philanthropist who founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.
What Impact Did Steve Wozniak Have On The History of Computers?:
Steve Wozniak Quotes:
I thought Microsoft did a lot of things that were good and right building parts of the browser into the operating system. Then I thought it out and came up with reasons why it was a monopoly.
Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such.
Every dream I've ever had in life has come true ten times over.
Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
I never left [referring to leaving Apple Computers]. I keep a tiny residual salary to this day because that's where my loyalty should be forever. I want to be an "employee" on the company database. I won't engineer, I'd rather be basically retired due to my family.
Steve Wozniak - Biography:
Wozniak studied engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, where he first met Steve Jobs, best friend and future business partner.
Steve Wozniak dropped out of Berkeley to work for Hewlett-Packard, designing calculators.
Steve Jobs was not the only interesting character in Wozniak's life. He also befriended famed hacker John Draper aka "Captain Crunch". Draper taught Wozniak how to build a "blue box", a stealth device for making free long distance calls.
Apple Computers & Steve JobsSteve Wozniak sold his HP scientific calculator. Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen van. The pair raised $1,300, to create their first prototype computer, the Apple I, which they debuted at a meeting of the Palo Alto-based Homebrew Computer Club.
On April 1, 1976, Jobs and Wozniak formed Apple Computer. Wozniak quit his job at Hewlett-Packard and became the vice president in charge of research and development at Apple.
Leaving AppleOn February 7, 1981, Steve Wozniak crashed his single engine aircraft, in Scotts Valley, California. The crash caused Wozniak to temporarily lose his memory, however, on a deeper level it certainly changed his life. After the accident, Wozniak left Apple and returned to college to finish his degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He also got married, and founded the "UNUSON" (Unite Us In Song) corporation and put on two rock festivals. The enterprise lost money.
Steve Wozniak did return to work for Apple Computers for a brief period between in 1983 and 1985.
Today, Steve Wozniak Wozniak is the Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times Best Selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.
He loves children and teaching, and provides many of his students in the Los Gatos school district with free computers.