Steve Wozniak just sent this fun stunt caught on video a few years ago: Watch him deliver a Mac to Emma, a girl who freaks out when she realises her idol is at the door carrying her new computer. As Emma’s father says in the video: “This is like having your lightbulbs delivered by Thomas Edison”. He’s totally right.
The father tells the story:
A few years ago, Steve and Janet Wozniak came to town to help us have a little fun with our kid Emma. Emma’s dad met them around the back of the block to give them Emma’s new iMac, and then they drove back around and rang the doorbell to deliver it… and shocked the heck out of Emma and her sister and friends. Little sister Elizabeth got the iPod Touch as a “one more thing,” and Janet shot the video.
Steve’s known to be quite the practical joker, and it was very kind of him and Janet to spend the time to do this…and make a great memory for all of us.
I don’t blame her being stunned. I was 39 when I met Steve for the first time and I was completely awestruck myself. It’s too see young kids having this kind of awe and respect for the man who made the personal computer a reality, one of the greatest engineers of our time.