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iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

An absolute delight!

If you want to meet the real Steve Wozniak, then this is the book for you. I picked it up yesterday on the Nook store and I simply could not put it down. It feels like Woz is kindly guiding you, thru very pleasant and fascinating insights, on a brilliant tour of his l...
If you want to meet the real Steve Wozniak, then this is the book for you. I picked it up yesterday on the Nook store and I simply could not put it down. It feels like Woz is kindly guiding you, thru very pleasant and fascinating insights, on a brilliant tour of his life and work. Two thumbs way, way up!

posted by 8076496 on June 20, 2011

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

iCan't wait to finish this book!

No, it's not that it's so good I can't put it down, it's that the book seems like it was written by a third grader. For someone who is supposed to have a 200+ IQ, Wozniak obviously isn't a literary genius. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy books about the history of technolog...
No, it's not that it's so good I can't put it down, it's that the book seems like it was written by a third grader. For someone who is supposed to have a 200+ IQ, Wozniak obviously isn't a literary genius. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy books about the history of technology and its inovators, and this book features some interesting tales of Apple's rise. But the story could have been told a lot better than it is here. Simple sentences and a lot of bragging (Woz has earned the right to brag but it comes off sounding like a child who has something to prove) make it difficult to read. Much like listening to a George Bush speach. Okay, maybe that's too harsh (sorry, Steve!) If I had it to do over, I wouldn't have bought this book.

posted by Anonymous on October 10, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    iCan't wait to finish this book!

    No, it's not that it's so good I can't put it down, it's that the book seems like it was written by a third grader. For someone who is supposed to have a 200+ IQ, Wozniak obviously isn't a literary genius. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy books about the history of technology and its inovators, and this book features some interesting tales of Apple's rise. But the story could have been told a lot better than it is here. Simple sentences and a lot of bragging (Woz has earned the right to brag but it comes off sounding like a child who has something to prove) make it difficult to read. Much like listening to a George Bush speach. Okay, maybe that's too harsh (sorry, Steve!) If I had it to do over, I wouldn't have bought this book.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Basically, Not Good

    This is written like someone giving a speech at career day for their child's 3rd grade class. It is as if Steve is desperately trying to validate his place in history. Great accomplishment, bad book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 21, 2012

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