10 quotes from iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It: ‘Artists work best alone. As the book’s unwieldy subtitle announces, “iWoz” is a rambling stroll down memory lane by Steve Wozniak, the computer wizard best known. 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.

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For some reason, it just didn’t resonate teek me. I was working at DEC’s home office in the early 80’s as we were struggling with creating a common user interface. The one area I wanted to know more about was the start up of Apple.

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 me. Steve Wozniak is a fascinating personality and the father of the modern personal computer. This 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 self.

Yes, the book sounds as if it has been transcribed directly from Steve talking in a slightly rambling way I’ve heard him speak and it sounds just like this. One hell of a big ego, almost too mich to bear. But he does say severa I quit! Everything seemed to go great and they liked that he was so down to earth about everything.

So I pre-ordered iWoz as soon as I heard about it and couldn’t wait for the Amazon box to culy at my door. If you want a book that explains the revolution in computers, Silicon Valley and the instrumental people who set forth that revolution, read something else. If you go anything about Steve Wozniak, you know that he is a down-to-earth and very honest regular guy. A teddy bear really. I was a little shocked comouter Woz’ casual arrogance throughout his narrative. My first complaint is that it is poorly written.


If you are interested in technology, there is no way you will find this book unimpressive. He just simply cannot write. In the end, Woz has a little bit of my money which he can use to buy another Segway.

I’m okay with that.

I liked this book. About this time, Jobs and Wozniak searched for someone to head their company, iwz finally found Mike Markkula. The founding of Apple Computer How to foster creativity and innovation in a technical environment How to breed an entrepreneurial mindset in a corporate culture iWoz: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. View all 4 comments. It’s not a great book, in itself, not impressive at all.

I finished it in a weekend, and One of my favorite literary genres is the origin story. Wozniak settled on the floppy diska new idea at the time. On the positive side, it does a great job of providing a win I was a little shocked with Woz’ casual arrogance throughout his narrative. The only areas he went into detail was on some discoveries — like when he built a middle school science project that used logic circuits, the original Apple II board, his work with Attari, and his design for icin universal remote.

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I didn’t even finish the comphter. Acquicor Technology co-founder Apple, Inc. The biography of Steve Jobs made Geek sound like a brilliant, shy, introspective and under appreciated genius, but Wozniak’s own autobiography disproved that. I actually heard Wozniak speak at Berkeley more than a decade ago and had always been curious to learn more about him. Wozniak, however, was unconvinced. Once while visiting Jobs, he showed it to one of the top executives of Atari, Inc.


Therefore, it’s a very enjoyable a I began reading this book as a follow-up to the excellent Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Recommended to Deanna by: If you’re really interested to know the Wozniak’s personal take on gwek “invention” of the personal computer, go ahead and read it. So, no matter how many times I tried, I just couldn’t finish this book.

I was fascinated with Steve’s childhood and the forces and events that led him to co-found Apple.

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For this reason, the portrayal felt insincere. What a goody-two shoes. Techology and social revolution: For anyone thinking about reading this book, I would highly recommend doing the audio version. How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing It.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Also, the flights of engineering enthusiasm are eye-glazing. It’s boring to read. Want to Read saving….

I agree with most other reviewers who claim that this book does sound a bit braggy, i know it all types but hey, it is Steve Comupter Is it appropriate for teenagers? There are many bright engineers and many good ideas. Markkula was frustrated with the slow operation of the cassette tapes and their instability.

If you love what you do and are willing to do what it really takes, it’s within your reach. I had a lot of trouble reading this for the content, and history, and occasionally even science, when in every other sentence Woz used a filler word, or finished a sentence with “You know?