Surprising trivia this morning about the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory—which centers on comically geeky physicist roommates—and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The former so poignantly captures the social awkwardness of the science- and engineering-minded that it moves the latter to tears. “I really, totally empathize with all the [characters] that have relationship problems,” Wozniak recently told Vulture, “because I was there at a part in my life, and I still don’t really know how to talk to people.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is covered incessantly throughout the financial--and cultural--blogosphere, so it's likely that you're well versed on Bob Mansfield's decision to move to "special projects" for Cupertino, or Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)'s surprising call to use the Apple TV to test the rollout of its new user profile system. There are, however, some pieces of media that you probably haven't seen. Old text files buried in the remnants of the Web 1.0, or YouTube videos entombed deep within the recesses of endless cat videos, disaster countdowns, or competitive eatings contest training (don't believe us on this last one? Check out Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)'s YouTube for yourself then!).
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Electronic Arts co-founder Trip Hawkins will hold keynote talks at this year's Apps World event in London. Wozniak, who started up the technology giant with Steve Jobs in 1976, will field audience questions and discuss his experiences in the industry at the free-to-attend Developer World on the morning of October 23.
Woz, Bernt Wahl and Doug Engelbart.
Bernt Rainer Wahl is a mathematician, entrepreneur and author. He was an early pioneer in the field of Chaos and Fractal Geometry and authored Exploring Fractals (1994) and co-authored The Fractal Explorer (1991).
Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, resulting in the invention of the computer mouse, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces.
AN Original Apple computer has sold for $US387,750 ($427,000) at auction - far below estimates that it could fetch $500,0000. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1's ever made, was hand built in 1976 by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who even signed it "Woz". The computer was sold at a Christie's online auction of vintage technology items.
"Yeah, there’s some debate. So it’s a tiny thing. It’s only one thing in life, but he did tell me that we would get paid 700 bucks, then he wrote me a check for 350 dollars, and he got paid thousands. So, whatever. But he should have told me differently because we were such close friends. The fun of doing it overrides anything like that. Who cares about money? Well, I do care about friendship and honesty."
During Ford’s Trend Conference at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sat in during a panel about driving distractions in vehicles and what solutions we could see in the future to limit these distractions in the car. Are touchscreens in the dashboard really the way to go? Do wearables like Google Glass cut down on distraction? We ended up getting to speak with Wozniak personally about in-vehicle technology, Google Glass, and even the new Mac Pro.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak loves to use Foursquare.
He’s logged more than 4,600 check-ins, documenting everything from his frequent visits to Tesla’s Supercharger Station, to standing in the VIP line at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have had their baby, and word on the street is that the name is “North West.” KimYe’s creation may very well be the most popular baby on earth right now, but no one has seen it yet. Well, no one except… wait for it… Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
...characters like Sculley and Markkula are wildly exaggerated in ways that tend to portray them as sleazy or something. In fact, they both had the same high ideals of where computers could lead us as Steve did.