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 not a great book, in itself, not impressive at all.
Probably it sounds just like him, and in real life that would be doable, but on paper it comes across as juvenile and simplistic. Because of the high tuitionand an inadvertent expense he had incurred for the university’s computer department, he was unable to attend for a second year and instead enrolled in the local junior collegeDe Anza College.
I’m glad I ignored most reviews about this book. 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.
But seriously, Woz is a fascinating character They were little things to him, even though Fairchild and Texas Instruments had just developed the transistor only a decade earlier. Jayatheertha Jagirdar Yes, it is appropriate for everyone. The stories are interesting but definitely Steve Wozniak is one of my heros. Thanks for telling us about the compkter.
Repetition ad nauseam, boasting, etc. So, for it me it was kcon one-timer. But what I enjoyed was the part a lot of the reviewers complained about.
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But iowz definitely has a specific audience. If you don’t care already, this book won’t change your mine. That said, if he is who he portrays himself to be, he is a genuinely good person. You get a good understanding of what goes on within an engineer’s head.
It uses small words and basic, repetitive sentence structure. From an engineers point of view, this book is interesting in parts. And then I pushed the “on” button. The one area I wanted to know more about was the start up of Apple. This mp3 in my case book is an interesting story of Apple and its early computers, but is primarily an inside look at Apple co-founder Steve Wozniack’s culf technical and prank talents, personality and view of life by his not so humble self.
I’d love to have him as a friend, family member, coworker I said the opposite of Jobs when reading his biography. She had an uncle down in San Diego who made jewelry, and I had this idea.
He has been very frank about most things he has described idoz now if he is a super achiever, let’s not blame him for that! It was not successful, in my opinion. Preview — iWoz by Steve Wozniak. 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.
Then rrom, I also think there’s tons that’s interesting about Woz. Alas it seems that Wozniak was the worst person to write about Wozniak. The primary purpose of the book appears to be Woz claiming his place in history as the inventor of the personal computer. Once while visiting Jobs, he showed it to one of the top executives of Atari, Inc. I wrote some of my thoughts over on my blog and it was less of a review and more me just quoting some of ifon things I loved from the book: Thank you again for all of your help.
He cites this as a major reason for his later success. 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.
He says that all the ideas for improving the computer came to him while he was designing the Apple I, but he didn’t implement them because he wanted to finish the Apple I in a timely manner.
Acquicor Technology co-founder Apple, Inc. The book was even light on his relationship with Jobs, which is surprising, given the history of Apple computer.
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. He explicitly lays out why he wrote the book and I’m glad he did. This is an excellent book told in an honest and informative fashion.
Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world.
I was fascinated with Steve’s childhood and the forces and events that led him to co-found Apple. Talking about rigging phones, his obsession with numbers, not doing drugs, and he’ll talk your ear off about his dad who he introduces in the first page, saying he didn’t even know what his dad did, and then continued to talk about all his dad did for the rest of the book.
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