iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 17, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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A New York Times Bestseller: "iWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted...individual whose contributions to the scientific, business and cultural realms are extensive." —Bookpage

Before slim laptops that fit into briefcases, computers looked like strange, alien vending machines. But in "the most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history" (BusinessWeek) Steve Wozniak invented the first true personal computer. Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world. In iWoz 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.

 

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

I loved this book! I loved Woz! He seems like a really cool guy. So I was shocked -- shocked -- at the many instances of overt hostility toward this book by so many reviewers. Man, they hate it! They ... Read full review

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User Review  - wbc3 - LibraryThing

This book is Steve Wozniak’s (Woz’s) autobiography. It stands in sharp contrast to Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson, just as Woz and Jobs are very contrasting individuals. This book is not a ... Read full review

Contents

The Electronics Kids
11
The Logic Game
25
Learning by Accident
43
The Ethical TV Jammer
56
Cream Soda Days
75
Phreaking for Real
93
Escapades with Steve
112
HP and Moonlighting as a Crazy Polack
119
The Apple II
186
The Biggest IPO Since Ford
207
The Woz Plan
222
Crash Landing
234
Have I Mentioned I Have the Voice of an Angel?
244
Leaving Apple Moving to Cloud Nine
259
The Mad Hatter
277
Rules to Live By
287

Wild Projects
137
My Big Idea
150
The Apple I
167
Our Very Own Company
173
Glossary
301
Acknowledgments
311
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About the author (2007)

Steve Wozniak has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Technology and the Heinz Award. He lives in California.

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