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.
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It’s very uplifting for anyone who’s got great i This is a great book for anybody at least mildly interested in techno-geek stuff, the history of our information age, or if you just like a good autobiography.
Woz shouldn’t have had to write about himself.
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon – Steve Wozniak – Google Books
We greatly appreciate that he was willing to come speak at our conference and his appearance will be hard to top for next year. He should stick to inventing computers, and stay away from writing about his life.
The Apple II had a working cassette tape interface, for secondary storage. He loved his parents. I’d only recommend reading this to someone who already cares to hear about the background and life of one of the two founders of Apple Computers.
The only areas he went into detail was on some discoveries — like when he built a middle school science project that used logic circuits, the original Apple II board, his work with Attari, and his design for a universal remote.
But it would have been better left to an autobiographer to tell, someone who could emphasize the important parts, locate them in the spirit of the times, or at the very least draw out broader thoughts from his subject. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry. All I can see is him on the Kids Table- talking about the months and months of his life that he spent thousands of dollars on ridiculous pranks. I guess it tells where my interests lie.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. But what I enjoyed was the part a lot of the reviewers complained about. One hell of a big ego, almost too mich to bear. On page 52 I finally became so tired of the “I am the best, the smartest, the most athletic, the most wonderful.
Apr 16, Amir Tesla rated it really liked it Shelves: One of my favorite literary genres is the origin story. He comes across as the most arrogant, self-centered, self-important person EVER! One of the things I liked a lot was that he went into engineering details about some of the interesting techie stuff he’s done.
To ask other readers questions about iWozplease sign up. I think sometimes people want them to be these humble experiences but would you be humble in the retelling of your story.
If you’re iwo interested to know the Wozniak’s personal ckmputer on the “invention” of the personal computer, go ahead and read it. I learned to not worry so much about the outcome, but to concentrate on the step I was on and to try to do it as perfectly as I could when I was doing it. Several instances of this attitude compyter through from his recollections of his childhood and the founding of Apple in the mid 70s, clear up to more recent work with the US festivals.
I wrote some of my thoughts over on my blog and it was less of a review and more me just quoting some of the things I loved from the book: 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.
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So, for it computter it was a one-timer. I had no idea the guy was so funny either! Wozniak, but I guess I am not intersted in them as people afterall. But, if you like history of technology and are curious about a huge icon in the tech world, then give the book a try. What a great book this was!
I learned a couple of things about computers that we take for granted today like the binary system and the iwos of compilers. 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?
If you love what you do and are willing to do what it really takes, it’s within your reach. It was not successful, in my opinion.