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?
Did you watch it? Wasn't it great? Did you love how the Italian judge called Woz's performance "like watching a Teletubby going mad at a gay pride parade"? Oh man, so did we. Check the video after the jump...