Ever wonder what it would be like to put two of the biggest icons among geeks into the same room? Well wonder no longer avid VentureBeat reader. VentureBeat Founder and Editor-In-Chief Matt Marshall had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and legendary actor Leonard Nimoy on stage at the VentureBeat/DEMO Enterprise Disruption event last night.
Steve Wozniak and the Fusion-io team announce their newest product.
The VentureBeat team, being the huge geeks that we are, are delighted to be co-hosting Enterprise Disruption: An Evening of Change and Innovation tonight in San Francisco. The event, produced by our partners at DEMO and underwritten by Fusion-io, will showcase some truly bright student-led startups. While the event is at capacity, you can still register to get on the waitlist — or follow along with our live video stream, which will start tonight at 6:15pm Pacific, right here in this post.
A photo captured nearly 30 years ago and brought to light this week shows a shaggy-haired Steve Jobs, clad in blue jeans and a leather jacket, expressing his affection for then rival IBM while walking the streets of New York City in the lead up to the launch of the first Mac. Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Macintosh team that helped pioneer the personal computer revolution alongside Jobs and Steve Wozniak, published the photo to his Google page on Thursday in memoriam of the late Apple co-founder and his rebellious spirit.
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.
Singapore is far too straight-laced, says Apple co-founder and engineering hero Steve Wozniak, and employers should let their workers wear T-shirts. Speaking this morning, Woz told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that a counterculture ethos was vital for creativity and it had a continuing influence on Apple. And a counterculture ethos meant letting people wear what they want to, he said.
Allowing a counterculture to develop is vital to creating companies that will revolutionise an industry, according to Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. Speaking to Evan Davis for a BBC 2 programme about his former business partner Steve Jobs, he said that allowing creativity in the early days of Apple was far more important than how you dressed or the length of your hair.
At 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.
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."
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.