The written instructions from the company hosting the international phone hook-up were brutally specific. Dial in on a landline, they said, because using a mobile would result in "the clarity of the call" being "severely impacted". There was a considerable irony to this, given that the bloke on the other end of the line was Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, the company that transformed telephony and much else when it launched the first smartphone in 2007.
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The day is almost here: When America gets to witness Seth Rogen as Woz. In preparation for the Steve Jobs theatrical release on October 23, Woz himself has been doing a lot of publicity for the film, including making this featurette that juxtaposes his real-life commentary with snippets from the movie.
Last month Madame Tussauds asked you, the American public, which tech icon should be the next to be depicted in wax. Competition was stiff among the ten nominees, with everyone from Elon Musk to George Lucas in the running. But the American public has decided, nay, demanded: WE MUST HAVE A WAX WOZ!
It's almost hard to believe it's actually happening, considering Sony's Steve Jobs movie seemed like such a total clusterf**k. But there they are: Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen as Apple co-founders Jobs and Wozniak. Someone snapped shots of real Hollywood actors on the set of a real Steve Jobs film that you might actually see in theatres.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and pioneering personal computer inventor, is now a professor at UTS. Woz has joined the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the university as an adjunct professor — the first post of this nature he's taken anywhere, at any university — and will be working with students in the Innovation and Enterprise Research Lab.
In our article about Tetris's 30th anniversary, the one and only Steve Wozniak dropped by to regale us with tales of his long reign as America's #1 Tetris champion. He was so good, Nintendo Power magazine stopped accepting his score submissions. So Woz had to get crafty.