Go Woz… a new book called iWoz published this week. Guess I’ll have to pick up a copy. The Apple story is one of those that shows the geek with the idea should keep it to himself and run… but then would I be typing this on a PowerMac G5 if Woz had? Probably not.
“Every computer before the ‘Apple I’ had that front panel of switches and lights. Every computer since has had a keyboard and a screen,” he writes.
Wozniak, variously known as “Woz” and the “Wizard of Woz”, put together circuit boards for what would be called the Apple I, and Jobs sold them for $US500 each to a new computer store, the Byte Shop in Mountain View, California.
“There are stories that Steve [Jobs] and I engineered those first computers together,” he writes. “I did them alone.”