Stephen Gary Wozniak

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Stephen Gary Wozniak was born on August 11, 1950 to Margaret Elaine and Jerry Francis Wozniak. He is Ukrainian and Swiss-German on his father’s side, and German, Irish, and English on his mother’s side. Steve Wozniak is best known as one of the Steve’s that founded Apple Inc. Wozniak was fascinated with electronics at an early age. While attending the University of California in Berkeley he was introduced to Steve Jobs through a mutual friend. They became friends while working at Hewlett-Packard (HP) where Wozniak was working on a mainframe computer. Steve Jobs worked for Atari in 1973 creating a circuit board for the arcade game Breakout. Jobs had little knowledge of designing circuit boards so he made a deal with Wozniak to split the fee …show more content…
It was the first time a home computer generated a character on a tv screen. The prototype displayed a few numbers and ran sample programs. In 1976 Jobs and Wozniak built the Apple I computer. Wozniak designed the hardware, circuit board, and operating system all by himself. Jobs wanted to sell it as a complete computer, a fully assembled circuit board. They sold some possessions and assembled the computer in Job’s garage. The Apple I sold for $666, Wozniak had no idea about the biblical ‘mark of the beast’ at the time. Because of their success on their computer, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs formed Apple Computer on April 1, 1976. Wozniak resigned from Hewlett-Packard and became the vice president for research and development at Apple. The Apple I was similar to the Altair 8800 except it did not use internal expansion cards. Wozniak’s design of the Apple I included a twenty-five dollar processor on a 256 byte ROM circuit board, 4K or 8K bytes of RAM and a 40 by 24 display controller. A user of the Apple I had to provide a power supply, keyboard, and display on their own because the computer did not have those …show more content…
He founded Wheels of Zuess in 2001 to create wireless GPS technology to help people find objects easily, although it closed in 2006. He published his autobiography in September 2006 titled iWoz: from Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. On November 18th, 2010 he gave a speech at the Science and Technology Summit where he predicted that the Android would dominate the iPhone market-wise but the iPhone would retain quality. This past April Wozniak and Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee announced they would bring a multi-genre convention to the San Francisco Bay area in the form of Silicon Valley Comic

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