• December 2011

    Legend has it that none other than Steven P. Jobs worked on the original Breakout, way back in 1975. He blagged the job from the head honchos at Atari, but he didn’t have the engineering skills to do it himself so he roped in his good buddy Steve Wozniak to help design it. Breakout was one of the first collaborations between the founding partners of Apple.

  • December 2011

    Last week, Apple’s lesser-known Steve delivered Singapore – the small, business-friendly state trying to make its name on the entrepreneurial map – a sharp slap in the face. Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, alleged that a company like his could have never emerged in “structured” Singapore, a place he said does not encourage people to think for themselves and dishes out “severe” punishment for bad behavior.

  • December 2011

    Most importantly, we learned the high-tech world can take a step back and reflect when a true pioneer dies. On Oct. 5, we received word that Jobs, Apple's co-founder, a man who had a turn-everything-on-its-head impact on three industries (or more), died from the pancreatic cancer he had fought for years. You can't overstate Jobs' impact on the tech market; hell, on America. He was the Henry Ford of the microprocessor, a master craftsman, an obsessive devotee to detail and a belief that people want quality. Forced out of the company he founded only to return a few years later to save it, he also proved that in business there can be, in fact, the occasional second act.

  • December 2011

    How did a drug-taking college dropout create one of the largest companies of the world?" That's the question that this one-hour documentary on Steve Jobs by the BBC. I just saw it and it's nice.

  • December 2011

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told Radio 4 this morning that the company he set up with the late Steve Jobs stood out from the relaxed Californian counter-culture due to Jobs’s corporate aspirations.

  • December 2011

    The SignaturesAt a sparsely attended Sotheby's auction Tuesday bidding for the documents started at $70,000 and ended 9 minutes later at $1.35 million. The unidentified buyer, who followed the action by telephone, will pay a total of $1,594,500, once Sotheby's "buyer's premium" is factored in.

    UPDATE: According to Bloomberg, the documents went to Eduardo Cisneros, chief executive officer of Cisneros Corp. The Cisneros family, according to a 2006 Forbes listing, is the second wealthiest in South America.

  • December 2011

    This was your first ever visit to Bangalore and India. What are your impressions about the country? Having never been there before, it was seeing how crowded things were. The infrastructure of the country is fairly undeveloped, but the enthusiasm for technology is the highest in the world. The people of India appear to be very hardworking and there is a great deal of emphasis on education for the future, especially maths and science. Young people want to start companies and have big products and success in their life.

  • December 2011

    The exhibit, titled "Steve Jobs: From Garage to World's Most Valuable Company," features photos and descriptions of objects from the museum's permanent collection, as well as vintage Steve Jobs video footage. Particularly interesting is a 22-minute 1980 video of Jobs talking about the early days of Apple. At one point during the video, after citing some examples of how Apple computers were being used in schools and in agriculture, Jobs confesses he and Steve Wozniak "had absolutely no idea what people were going to do with these things when we started out. As a matter of fact, the two people it was designed for was Woz and myself because we couldn't afford to buy a computer kit on the market."

  • December 2011

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Telemedicine Association has announced that Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and inventor of the world's first personal computer, will deliver the keynote address at ATA 2012, the association's 17th Annual International Meeting

  • December 2011

    The first computer I ever used was entirely designed by this man. Think about that for a moment. This guy actually designed an entire computer (two in fact!) from top to bottom. And he did it in the most ingenious, elegant way imaginable.

    Now, almost three decades later, it's an honor to announce that Steve Wozniak is going to co-host the opening party for the coolest tech event in New York this year: Gizmodo Gallery.