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Transcript of Steve Wozniak
His mother intended it to be "Stephen" Commonly called "The Woz" They became friend while they both worked for Hewlett-Packard (HP) With his spare time Wozniak developed the designed the hardware, circuit boards, and operating system for the Apple 1 Originaly designed to impress the Palo-Alto-based Homebrew Computer Club it drew in many crowds with its easy-to-achieve video capability After being very skeptical Wozniak agreed to sell the Apple 1 stating "At least in the future we can tell our grand kids we owned a business" Jobs and Wozniak sold several of their personal belongings such as Wozniak's HP scientific graphic calculator and Jobs Volkswagen Van After raising $1,300 Jobs and Wozniak developed the first Apple 1 boards in Job's bedroom and later in Job's garage On April 1 1976 Jobs and Wozniak formed apple computer. Wozniak and Apple After quitting his job at HP Wozniak became the vice president in charge of research and development at Apple. Wozniak priced the Apple 1 at $666.66 Wozniak and jobs later sold their first 50 system boards to Paul Terell for his new computer shop, Byte Shop. Wozniak's Apple 1 sold over 200 units. After the success of the apple 1 Wozniak went back to creating and ended up single handily designing the Apple 2. Which was the first personal computer capable of displaying color graphics. All did not always go well however, on Feb 7, 1981 the Beechcraft Bonanza A36TC Wozniak was piloting crashed. fun fact The name on Stephan's birth certificate is "Stephan gary Wozniak"
His mother intended it to be "Stephen" The Crash Wozniak suffered severe face and head injuries. As well for five weeks the Woz suffered from anterograde amnesia, the inability to create new memories. Back to Apple For 2 years Wozniak took a break from apple. in this time he sponsored 2 US Festivals to celebrate evolving technologies in 1983 Woz returned to Apple product development. he wished only to return as an engineer and motivational factor of Apple On Feb 6, 1987 The Woz permanently ended his full-time employment with Apple Post Apple Wozniak formed many companies with the interest of technology advancement CL 9 which developed the first universal remote Wheels of Zeus (WoZ) to create wireless GPS technology The Woz at one point taught fifth graders The Woz also joined a few Board of Directors In 2002 he joined Ripcord networks Acquicor Technology which was a holding company that collected technology companies and developing them In 2009 he join Fusion-io Currently the Woz lives on developing and overseeing the development of new technology, as well as being a celebrity in the technology world