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.
Computer Geek to Cult Icon: 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 Woz! I can go on and on about the serious flaws and unpolished material in the book, but the fact is that I still finished this book within couple of days.
On page 52 I finally became so tired of the “I am the best, the smartest, the most athletic, the most wonderful. Steve’s autobiography Robotics and automation Education View More. Refresh and try again. He was very out there — youngest Ham Radio operator — his parents bought him a ham radio kit when he was 12 because he wanted to do it and spent three months getting licensed.
A personal memoir, and a important counterpart to all the Svengali-like portrayals of Steve Jobs as the evil genius behind Apple. Computrr don’t really get to know the man behind all those achievements, that is, the universal remote control, Apple I, Apple II, Apple III Ahem, sorry, my mistake, this one was “invented” by a committe lead by Steve Jobs, ah ah.
I had a lot of trouble reading this for the content, and history, and occasionally even science, when in every other sentence Woz used a filler word, or finished a sentence with “You know?
While still with HP, Wozniak describes his moonlighting development, with Jobs, of the prototype of the arcade game Breakout for Atari, Inc. The story of Wozniak’s original creations and advancements ties directly into an industry that has greatly shaped my life computers.
The stories are interesting but definitely needed the skills of a professional writer. Wozniak discusses how xomputer decided to enroll at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
I can’t see this guy at a cocktail party. If you’re really interested to know the Wozniak’s personal take on the “invention” of the personal computer, go ahead and read it.
Build, invent, enjoy, live. Acquicor Technology co-founder Apple, Inc.
The stories are interesting but definitely Steve Wozniak is one of my heros. I actually heard Wozniak speak at Berkeley more than tk decade ago and had always been curious to learn more about him. Dec 30, Satyajeet rated it liked it. I enjoyed hearing about the inside of the initial success of Apple.
Read it to know the man but don’t have any high expectations. My first complaint is that it is poorly written. I picked up this book because I was so irritated with Steve Jobs through the things I read in his biography, that I really needed to hear from another voice from the people that created the Apple computers.
If you want a book that explains the revolution in computers, Silicon Valley and the instrumental people who set forth that revolution, read something else. While Woz is a engineering genius, he is not an English major. When I saw the Lisa announced and demoed at a Philadelphia computer conference I reported.
Once while visiting Jobs, he showed it to one of the top executives of Atari, Inc. He’s a brilliant engineer who changed the world just by doing what he loved to do and doing it well. I was not very impressed — a little light on the insights. I have tremendous respect for Woz, but this book was so poorly written and had such a conceited narrative that I struggled big time. It is worth listening to, even if your education level is high beek and above.
Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world. I’m telling you, he’s an absolutely excellent guy, but such good-naturedness doesn’t leave a lot of room for conflict.
He lives in California. 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.
Every page reads like an excited little boy who just came home from school And then I built this project.