[ Video] Woz, as he is known, was a co-founder of Apple along with the late Steve Jobs. Unlike Steve Jobs, Wozniak is still alive and has remained engaged with and occasionally willing to discuss public policy issues relevant to computing and the internet.

I got to do a very cool thing last week: introduce — and then lead a question-and-answer session with — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. It was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series, and the event took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

An hour-long “Conversation with Steve Wozniak” will highlight a luncheon to launch Palm Beach State College’s technology initiative.
The luncheon takes place Jan. 31 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion and introduces the school’s STEAM initiative. The five-year drive aims to increase the number of skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM fields. The foundations’ proposal also includes the arts.

TalkCentral: Ep 69 – ‘Steve Wozniak interview’
In this special edition of the TalkCentral podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sits down with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for a wide-ranging discussion about recent developments in the technology industry.

If you’re a fan of either Android or iOS and make it your mission to insult the other band whenever you get the chance, Steve Wozniak is now on your case. It’s no secret that this co-founder of Apple owns his fair share of devices from all corners of the mobile universe, but loves iOS and Android the most – have a peek at his backpack to see what he carries. This week in an impromptu conversation with the internet via SlashDot, Woz spoke up on a subject that’s near and dear to a lot of nerd hearts: which is better, Android or iOS?

Members of SlashDot, a tech news site, were encouraged to ask The Woz anything they wanted to. Wozniak selected his favorites and answered them yesterday on the SlashDot forums.

And what an episode it is! Hear Woz’s thoughts on Apple’s new Maps app; his opinions on Apple’s shiny new iPhone 5; and of course, the hot topic on everyone’s mind: EarPods.

I love when Steve Wozniak says things. He's usually hilariously critical of Apple, the company he co-founded with Steve Jobs. So I was excited to see him finally comment on Apple's controversial new Maps app that does away with Google Maps data. (My colleague Jay Yarow emailed Woz last week, but Woz had only used Apple Maps for less than a day and said he couldn't comment.)

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak predicts that storage array and spinning disk vendors will soon face a RIM-like decline due to the rise of server-attached flash drives. Wozniak, visiting Australia in his role as chief scientist for enterprise storage vendor Fusion IO, told a gathering of Australian media yesterday that mechanical storage was no longer fast enough for use as primary storage.