2007-02-24: iWoz

iWoz

Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it (2006)

by Steve Wozniak (1950-) with Gina Smith (?-)

This is more interesting than I thought it would be. Though Gina Smith helped with the actual writing, the voice seems to be the authentic Woz, as I’ve heard him in interviews.

The best parts for me are the story of the stages by which he developed and learned the complex of ideas that went into the Apple II. The later parts are less interesting.

When he talks of his personal life, and his interest in cognitive development, I was interested in the “flying tours” he gave his infant kids (and other peoples’ kids), where he allowed them to determine the route through the house by looking and the muscle movements he learned to interpret.

 

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