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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He is responsible for designing the Apple II, the first personal computer that had the ability to display color graphics. It I am surprised at how much I did not enjoy this book. I liked this book. In between, we hear about his beloved job at Hewlett-Packard, building a “blue box” device that makes free long distance phone callscreating a dial-a-joke service, designing a game for Atari, and inventing the first universal remote.

Too bad he couldn’t have managed that throughout the entire book.

I actually heard Wozniak speak at Berkeley more than a decade ago and had always been curious to learn more about him. The story of Wozniak’s original creations and advancements tie I really enjoyed Steve’s book. The Power of Habit. If you love what you do and are willing to do what it really takes, it’s within your reach. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

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 that his commentary is not about boasting or arrogance, it’s simply the way engineers think!

Autobiographies are like that. About this time, Jobs and Wozniak searched for someone to head their company, and finally found Mike Markkula. But I’m not one, and chances are, you aren’t either.


Its graphics windows user interface and its s Woz He went home and recreated the game on his own, using compurer standard television for the display which in itself, took some doing. Lists with This Book. Apr 16, Amir Tesla rated it really liked it Shelves: His father was a very high-end engineer, and brought home equipment that few people had access to. For some reason, it just didn’t resonate with me. Some talk over the heads and readers get lost, when the subject could be quite entertaining.

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Microsoft Windows 95 lagged way behind when launched at a later date, never to catch up with the elegance of the Mac. Woznaik might be a great engineer but he is a terrible writer. His sense of humor is legendary and wonderful. And while I’ve read a computet of material about Steve Jobs, this was a fascinating portrayal of Wozniak by Wozniak.

This is a very breezy read, pretty obviously dictated and barely edited. The impression this book left me was an attempt to set the record straight, which is never a good cul in a biography.

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. I appreciated this because so much of apple is bound up in the iconic CEO that it’s easy to lose sight of what else contributed to the company’s success.

I’m glad I ignored most reviews about this book. Wozniak teamed icob with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world. Compute Computer Geek to Cult Icon.


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That said, if he is who he portrays himself to be, he is a genuinely good person. I finished it in a weekend, and One of my favorite literary genres is the origin story. But it doesn’t make for good writing. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. To give this a bit more depth, let me explain. I also agree that the writing style is not very literary but again, the co author has left it the way Woz would probably talk.

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The memoir filled in few gaps. He went through two divorces and raised two kids and we have a total a few paragraphs on ccomputer events.

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Techology and social revolution: This article needs additional citations for verification. But what I enjoyed was the part a lot of the reviewers complained about. Wozniak discusses the working atmosphere at Apple, his marriages, owning a movie theater, funding the US Music Festival, his love of being a father and becoming a computer teacher at his kids’ school. Acquicor Technology co-founder Apple, Inc.

But in Steve Wozniak revolutionized the computer industry with his invention of the first personal computer. I wish I had some elements of his personality. I learned a couple of things about computers that we take for granted today like the binary system and the role of compilers. Markkula said that Wozniak would have to leave his job at HP.