computer geek to cult icon : how I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it

313 pages

English language

Published Nov. 13, 2006 by W.W. Norton & Co..

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Once upon a time, computers looked like big, alien vending machines. They had large screens, cryptic switches, huge boxes, and odd lights. But in 1975, a young engineering wizard named Steve Wozniak had an idea: What if you combined computer circuitry with a regular typewriter keyboard and a video screen? The result was the first true personal computer, the Apple I. Widely affordable and easily understood, Wozniak's invention has been rapidly transforming our world ever since. His life--before and after Apple--is a "home-brew" mix of brilliant discovery and adventure, as an engineer, a concert promoter, a fifth-grade teacher, a philanthropist, and an irrepressible prankster. From the invention of the first personal computer to the rise of Apple as an industry giant, iWoz presents a no-holds-barred, rollicking, firsthand account of the humanist inventor who ignited the computer revolution.--From publisher description

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  • Wozniak, Steve, -- 1950-
  • Apple Computer, Inc. -- History
  • Computer engineers -- United States -- Biography
  • Inventors -- United States -- Biography
  • Computer industry -- United States -- History