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. Read “iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon” by Steve Wozniak with Rakuten Kobo. “ ‘The Woz’ built the first [personal computer]—by hand, by himself.”—USA. As the book’s unwieldy subtitle announces, “iWoz” is a rambling stroll down memory lane by Steve Wozniak, the computer wizard best known.

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Here, thirty years later, the mischievous genius with the low profile treats readers to a rollicking, no-holds-barred account of his life—for once, in the voice of the wizard himself. He even added some features not found on the commercial game, such as displaying the score onscreen and displaying four-letter exclamations when missing a ball.

If you love what you do and are willing to do what it really takes, it’s within your reach.

He’s unblemished by his past. Steve Wozniak in Brief Steve Wozniak is a top technology speaker and innovation expert, cult icon, co-founder of Apple Computer, and bestselling author of his autobiography iWoz: The serious engineer might poke some holes in his recollections, but they miss the overall point of the book: All in all, i loved this book because i got to know some insights about Apple and the REAL guy behind it all.

Cimputer wasn’t until the last chapter when Woz seems to come alive through the written words and was really speaking from his heart. Its graphics windows user interface and its s Woz Woznaik’s investments with the concerts which ended up with hi I do not think this book does justice to what Steve Woznaik and Steve Jobs accomplished.

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So I pre-ordered iWoz as soon as I heard about it and couldn’t wait for the Amazon box to arrive at my door. The impression this book left me was an attempt to set the record straight, which is never a good thing in a biography.


The New York Times. A guy who wants to change the world for the better, and A personal memoir, and a important counterpart to all the Svengali-like portrayals of Steve Jobs as the evil genius behind Apple.

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I just like the first person account from someone who was in the middle of the technology revolution. Jcon 17, Imprint: It also is not really as much of a biography as I had expected. He describes just staring at it, amazed that computers could be used in such a way. He goes into some technical detail, because he’s so interested, but I wish it had been a little more, and I wis Wozniak is one of my favorite people, so I’m biased.

Also, the flights of engineering enthusiasm are eye-glazing. I’m telling you, he’s an cupt excellent guy, but such good-naturedness doesn’t leave a lot of room for conflict.

This is an excellent book told in an honest and informative fashion. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat One hell of a big ego, almost too mich to bear. I enjoyed hearing about the inside of the initial success of Apple.

As for the writing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world. Honors and awards for Steve Wozniak. I Woz 1 4 Jan 21, Would you like us to take another look at this review?

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Book review: “iWoz – computer geek to cult icon” by Steve Wozniak – Eli Bendersky’s website

It’s very uplifting for anyone who’s got great ideas and wonders whether you’re alone swimming upstream. But it doesn’t make for good writing. The review must be at least 50 characters long. If you want a more polished version of events, there are plenty of writers who watched from outside that can give you an accounting without co,puter personal insights.


Read it to know the man but don’t have any high expectations. However, Woz, despite his genius with electronics, is not a writer. American autobiographies Books by computer and internet entrepreneurs Books about Apple Inc.

His father was a very high-end engineer, and brought home equipment that few people had access to. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. He had no issues with his childhood. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

One story really bothered me: It’s not a great book, in itself, not impressive at all. Wozniak declined, however, explaining that he could never leave Hewlett-Packard HP where he was currently employed. In my opinion, Apple’ s world game-changer coputer the Lisa.

Ghost in the Wires. I think sometimes people want them to be these humble experiences but would you be humble in the retelling of your story.

This book is a good example of why not many engineers become great writers. Thank You for Jcon Late. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. But I’m not one, and chances are, you aren’t either. The vocabulary in the entire book seemed to be limited to the top English words.