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Rn igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world 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 himse. iWoz was a good autobiography of an interesting man Many comments in other reviews mention the self centered andor patronizing sound but it may not be his intention and for those who know him it may not be seen that way 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 It may be that he possesses genius of a level that crowds out some social conventions so he doesn t know that explaining things that are very technical on an elementary level can be off putting to some who have a little knowledge of computers It could be worse Some talk over the heads and readers get lost when the subject could be uite entertaining I enjoyed hearing about the inside of the initial success of Apple I enjoyed hearing about Steve s Woz s life and his passions including but aside from engineering computers He WAS a totally different man that the other Steve and he acknowledges that it took the combination of the two to make Apple what it was when it started I enjoy hearing the story from the source and Woz set the story straight on a few things It is worth listening to even if your education level is high school and above Most of the information is worth knowing even if you have to work at not being offended by the delivery

review iWoz From Computer Geek to Cult Icon How I Invented the Personal Computer Co Founded Apple and Had Fun Doing It

iWoz From Computer Geek to Cult Icon How I Invented the Personal Computer Co Founded Apple and Had Fun Doing It

Ng 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 bo. WozOne hell of a big ego almost too mich to bear Although this book is an interesting glimpse at the early Apple days and the Apple I and II many of Woz s claims did not ring true for meI was with Digital Euipment Corporation DEC from 1973 to 1983 2nd largest computer company at the time and many of the 1sts or breaktgroughs claimed by Woz had been already done by DEC and others In my opinion Apple s world game changer was the Lisa Its graphics windows user interface and its subseuent use on the Mac completely changed how humans interact with computers I was working at DEC s home office in the early 80 s as we were struggling with creating a common user interface When I saw the Lisa announced and demoed at a Philadelphia computer conference I reportedback to DEC that I had seen the future and its name was Lisa I stated that when the price could be reduced from 10000 to the 3k level that it would sell in volume and it did with the GUI implemented on the MacintoshMicrosoft Windows 95 lagged way behind when launched at a later date never to catch up with the elegance of the Mac I bought the first model It was my 2nd PC DEC s Robin being the first And of course there was DEC s PDP 8 having most of the features in the late 60s that Woz claims to have invented Remember that oneThis mp3 in my case book is an interesting story of Apple and its early computers but is primarily an inside look at Apple co founder Steve Wozniack s significant technical and prank talents personality and view of life by his not so humble selfThere are many bright engineers and many good ideas Those who happen to succeed the first time around forget that with all the other ingredients eual what makes 90% of the difference in becoming rich and successful is timing and luck Woz is smart not smarter but his main component of success was that he was lucky at the right time And had the and ego to prove it OK for a speed read and then toss it Yuk

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IWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant gifted individual whose contributions to the scientific business and cultural realms are extensive BookpageBefore slim laptops that fit into briefcases computers looked like strange alien vendi. Well as far as a biography goes there isn t all that much and what there is is only adding to the impression of a somewhat disjointed personalityThe impression this book left me was an attempt to set the record straight which is never a good thing in a biographyWriting wise the book is awful Repetition ad nauseam boasting etc We don t really get to know the man behind all those achievements that is the universal remote control Apple I Apple II Apple III Ahem sorry my mistake this one was invented by a committe lead by Steve Jobs ah ahIf you re really interested to know the Wozniak s personal take on the invention of the personal computer go ahead and read it If not there s already a all bunch of information on the web where the record is already straight Stick to it


10 thoughts on “iWoz From Computer Geek to Cult Icon How I Invented the Personal Computer Co Founded Apple and Had Fun Doing It

  1. says:

    I gave upEdit To give this a bit depth let me explain Steve Wozniak is a brilliant man a kind man a wonderful man I'd love to have

  2. says:

    Well as far as a biography goes there isn’t all that much and what there is is only adding to the impression of a somewhat disjointed personalityThe impression this book left me was an attempt to set the record straight which is never a good thing in a biographyWriting wise the book is awful Repetition ad nauseam boast

  3. says:

    Steve Wozniak Crazy Technical Genius I'm glad I ignored most reviews about this book Anyone starting to read this book expecting to be wowed by a literary genius or amazing elaborate stories need to a reality check What I love about this boo

  4. says:

    WozOne hell of a big ego almost too mich to bear Although this book is an interesting glimpse at the early Apple days and the Apple I

  5. says:

    Steve Wozniak is one of my heros He's a brilliant engineer who changed the world just by doing what he loved to do and doing it well His sense of humor is legendary and wonderful I love me some Woz So I pre ordered iWoz a

  6. says:

    This book is a very difficult read I have tremendous respect for Woz but this book was so poorly written and had such a conceited narrative that I struggled big time I can't believe he had a co author This book grates on my nerves because of the writing style I've tried to read it twice now unsuccessfully iWoz is pretty

  7. says:

    Delicate wonderful inspiring biography Review tonight

  8. says:

    One of my favorite literary genres is the origin story How did a great thing get invented how did a great person become great This one is the story of how Steve Wozniak invented the personal computer at a very young age and helped found Apple ComputerThis is a very breezy read pretty obviously dictated and barely edited It’s like

  9. says:

    iWoz was a good autobiography of an interesting man Many comments in other reviews mention the self centered andor patronizing sound but it ma

  10. says:

    Ok I do have to admit that I haven't finished the book nor do I want to at this point but someday I may pick up w

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