While most of us have been busy scurrying from store to store for last minute gifts or traveling home for the holidays this week, a few brave souls have been duking it out on our behalf in the name of keeping the Internet as free and as open a commodity as possible. Among the many geek and tech industry notables to take the stand and address the FCC as they explore the future of Net Neutrality, was Steve Wozniak, who argued in favor of an open Internet, free of the meddling hands and tiered-pricing plans that many Internet Service Providers are wont to indulge in.
Remember the Apple I computer that was to go up for auction? Well sorry to burst the bubble, but if you were hoping to get your bid in, it's a bit too late. A version of Apple's first computer, dubbed the Apple I, was sold for $174,000 at an auction in London on Tuesday.
Uh-oh, it looks like Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have just saved a postage stamp for this year’s Christmas card mailing: A Dutch newspaper is reporting that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is predicting that Google’s Android will become the dominant smartphone platform.
The Woz is one of our favorite people on Earth. He's such a jolly man, that whenever we see his face we can't help but smile with him. So imagine our delight when we saw that his 60th Surprise Birthday put such a huge smile on his face, as well.
Mark it on your calendars, boys and girls: Steve Wozniak is 60 years awesome today! This is a time for celebration, for without the Other Steve--the Dancing Steve--there could have been no Apple.
For those of you unfamiliar with the legend of how Apple came to be, Wozniak and Steve Jobs met in 1970. After selling a few of their prized possessions to raise the capital, the pair brought the company into being on April 1, 1976 in order to sell their first marketed creation, the Apple I computer kit. The kits were build from scratch by Wozniak. From Scratch. And you thought your pal with that sweet gaming rig had some street cred because he put together it together from components he bought off the shelf.
We're going to keep this short, because if we go on about our love for The Woz, we'll never be able to finish this blog post. Steve Wozniak is scheduled to appear on The Big Bang Theory sometime later this year. Whether he'll be strolling in, riding on a Segway is another news story entirely.
He may dance with the stars, Segway instead of walk and play with Apple's new hotness while we're condemned to stand in line and wait, but when it comes to the pain caused by the reception issues associated with the iPhone 4, Steve "I co-founded Apple" Wozniak is as much of a victim to the same dropped calls and slow page loading times as the rest of the unwashed masses.
If you've got five minutes to spare--and let's face it, you're reading this, so you definitely do--and want to take in a bit of interesting reading, it'd be worth your while to direct the browser of your choosing over to Technology Review. Once there, you'll find a fascinating story about how the same style of economic coding used to program the Apple II by Steve Wozniak is still being used today by researchers at IBM.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak may have left his work at Cupertino in the late 1980s, but he still gets as geared up as the rest of us when a product is launched by the company. But why is he buying two iPads?