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Publisher Description

The mastermind behind Apple sheds his low profile and steps forward to tell his story for the first time.

Before cell phones that fit in the palm of your hand and slim laptops that fit snugly into briefcases, computers were like strange, alien vending machines. They had cryptic switches, punch cards and pages of encoded output. 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, a widely affordable machine that anyone could understand and figure out how to use.

Wozniak's 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.

Biographies & Memoirs
Patrick Lawlor
hr min
January 1
Tantor Audio

Customer Reviews

MCTinitigan ,

A good sample of a guy who never lost his values in life.....

I love the practical jokes .....

stephaniefrei ,

Great read and very entertaining

Definitely recommend! I'm an engineering student, so I was hooked from the beginning. But even if I hadn't already been interested in the topic, I probably would have still liked the book. The book is entertaining and worth the read. It really encouraged me to not be afraid to be creative and to have fun with life. I found it to be very uplifting, although sometimes he does geek out a little bit and some readers might get bored with that. But that doesn't happen too often and for the most part he focuses on the importance of creativity and hard work.

EM13Baller ,

iWoz=Great Book

Best book ever

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