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I, Woz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon - Getting to the Core of Apple's Inventor: Book by Steve Wozniak

I, Woz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon - Getting to the Core of Apple's Inventor

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ISBN: 9780755314089    Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 352        Language: English
I, WOZ offers readers a unique glimpse into the offbeat and brilliant but ethical mind that conceived the Macintosh. After 25 years avoiding the public eye, Steve Wozniak reveals the full story of the Apple...Read more
I, WOZ offers readers a unique glimpse into the offbeat and brilliant but ethical mind that conceived the Macintosh. After 25 years avoiding the public eye, Steve Wozniak reveals the full story of the Apple computer, from its conception to his views on the iconic cult status it has achieved today. In June 1975 Steve's curiosity and determination inspired him to build a computer, the first Apple. Six months later, he sold the machine, and for the self-professed 'engineer's engineer', success was imminent. But this story is full of life lessons, critical decisions, huge triumphs and big mistakes. Steve speaks also of his childhood, phone hacking pranks, working at Hewlett-Packard, the life-changing plane crash and teaching.
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About the author: Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak was the sole designer of the Apple I and Apple II. After being awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, he won the Heinz Award for Technology,... Read more
Steve Wozniak was the sole designer of the Apple I and Apple II. After being awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, he won the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment for 'single-handedly designing the first personal computer'. He now runs his own company and has his own website www.woz.org. Gina Smith, who helped Steve write his book, is the former Technology Correspondent for ABC News and an award-winning journalist.
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Review:
'Fascinating' The Times 'A compelling, first-hand account' Daily Telegraph 'Full of detail and charm' The Times '[An] oddly endearing autobiography... written in a cheery, artless style' FT...Read more
'Fascinating' The Times 'A compelling, first-hand account' Daily Telegraph 'Full of detail and charm' The Times '[An] oddly endearing autobiography... written in a cheery, artless style' FT magazine 'A small triumph' Sunday Times 'An honest but quirky biography' City A.M. 'I, WOZ is essential reading, not just because of the great prose or because it makes revelations...it's real value lies in the reflections of the man who sparked the computer revolution...I, WOZ offers lessons for the next generation: believe in yourself, make do, be honest and work alone. He might have added: "be generous" - it's the way he's led his life' Sydney Morning Herald 'Wozniak... helped to kick-start the computer revolution. His account of his early geekdom and how all his skills came together to conceive the Apple I and Apple II computers is in many ways the highlight of the book' Sunday Express 'A valuable book' Sunday Times
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