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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So, no matter how many times I tried, I just couldn’t finish this book. Don’t get me wrong – I am thankful that there are those as smart as Mr. Aug 26, Peter Tieryas rated it it was amazing. 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.

Woz didn’t write much about other people, what was happening in the world, or really anything other than what he “felt” or “believed”. This man is brilliant, and Steve Jobs knew it.

Who Are the Top Commencement Speakers? Add to My Catalog Check Availability. He describes idon staring at it, amazed that computers could be used in such a way.

I appreciated this because so much of apple is bound up in the iconic CEO that it’s easy to lose sight of what else contributed to the company’s success. Simply an accurate account of Steve’s fascinating life written in his own words. I was with Digital Equipment Corporation DEC from to 2nd largest computer company at the time and many of the “1sts.

Wozniak describes his encounter with the first successful video arcade gamePongat a bowling alley with Alice then his fiancee.

But I actually had no clue that he is all but single-handedly responsible for inventing the world’s first Personal Computer. Open Preview See a Problem? The serious engineer might poke some holes in his recollections, but they miss the overall point of the book: He also designed computers on paper circuit diagrams since electrical chips were too expensive too buy — he did this for fun in high school — like doodling. After reading it I felt like doing two things, designing something to create and also pulling some pranks of my own!!


No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! 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: Microsoft Windows 95 lagged way behind when launched at a later date, never to catch up with the elegance of the Mac. He’d have been just as happy if he’d never left HP. I’d only recommend reading this to someone who already cares to hear about the background and life of one of the two founders of Apple Computers.

See if you have enough points for this item. I couldn’t get enough of the technical details and descriptions of the state of technology in the early days of computing.

I think in the first 10 pages of this book I read the words, “I am the smartest,” or “I am the best,” or “I am the greatest,” more than I can even count! But in “the most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history” BusinessWeek ” iWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted Woz makes it clear that he had very little interest in forming a company, and he left Apple for the most part right after computers got too complicated for one individual to build them.

And while I’ve read a ton of material about Steve Jobs, this was a fascinating portrayal of Wozniak by Wozniak.

If you are interested in technology, there is no way you will find this book unimpressive. The writing for this book is atrocious.

Anyone who loves Woz, and reads at a third grade level. Wozniak settled on the iiwoz diska new idea at the time. On page 52 I finally became so tired of the “I am the best, the smartest, the most athletic, the most wonderful.


In iWozWozniak gives a short history of his life, the founding of Apple Computer and some of his other ventures.

Markkula was convinced Apple would be a Fortune company within five years. Sure, like most autobiographies and memoirs, it is pretty self congratulatory and a little over the top in some parts. There is something to possibly be said about the fact that maybe Woz’s life is a bit dull for this sort of thing.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Wozniak declined, however, explaining that he could never leave Hewlett-Packard HP where he was currently employed. Eventually, I just skipped over the parts where he describes schematics, and that helped a lot. Instead, it reads like a ver Steve Wozniak is a fascinating personality and the father of the modern personal computer.

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For anyone thinking about reading this book, I would highly recommend doing the audio version. Maybe the editors should have told him how it was coming off to strangers, but I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. He explicitly lays out why he wrote the book and I’m glad he did. I actually heard Wozniak speak at Berkeley more than a decade ago and had always computee curious to learn more about him.

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He should stick to inventing computers, and stay away from writing about his life. Autobiographies are like that. I’m telling you, he’s an absolutely excellent guy, but such good-naturedness doesn’t leave a lot of room for conflict. View all 4 comments. It’s boring to read.

Yet Woz spoke fondly of Jobs when he mentioned him in his book. He is all about his convictions and moral high-ground.