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

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

by Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith (With)

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Overview

A New York Times Bestseller: "iWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted...individual whose contributions to the scientific, business and cultural realms are extensive." —Bookpage

Before slim laptops that fit into briefcases, computers looked like strange, alien vending machines. But in "the most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history" (BusinessWeek) Steve Wozniak invented the first true personal computer. Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world. In iWoz the mischievous genius with the low profile treats readers to a rollicking, no-holds-barred account of his life—for once, in the voice of the wizard himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393330434
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 196,431
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)

About the Author

Steve Wozniak has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Technology and the Heinz Award. He lives in California.

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IWoz 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Jose J. Ortiz More than 1 year ago
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!
BoomerFromTexas More than 1 year ago
Very amusing, well written, funny and lots of insight. This is a "Must Read" for anyone with an interest in computers.
johnkeyes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was good to get a bit of an insight into Woz and how he got to where he is today. An easy read that was written in a light cheery manner. I enjoyed it.
TheMadTurtle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Steve Wozniak is without question one of the greatest innovators of our day. iWoz provides a good look into his personal life including how he was raised and how his passion led to the development of the personal computer.The book is very interesting. The only disappointment I had was that not a lot of time was spent talking about the early days of Apple. It was there, to be sure, but I was hoping to get into more depth of what it was really like to work there when he worked there. Heck, the subject of the GUI interface at Xerox only took maybe two pages and it wasn't until the end of the book. Other books have gone into more depth here, I realize. I was just hoping to get it "straight from the horse's mouth", I suppose.
laze on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Woz is the man and while I really enjoyed this book and his insights in some ways, two things really got to me: the writing style (it came off very... elementary... in many places) and the audiobook narration. Holy crap, was it annoying. I would much rather have heard it read by Woz himself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable book. Nice to find out the truth and that Woz is a really nice, nerdy guy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish he may print more bks about iwoz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Woz always remained a noble human being. All the money never changed or spoiled him.
DudMc3 More than 1 year ago
A must read for electronics nerds. I couldn't put it down, it is easy reading and oh so relatable. His description makes it easy to see how he came up with the idea for the personal computer. I chuckled all through the book reading about his brilliant pranks. I'm a bunch of years younger but I grew up in the same area and well remember the Commodore PET and TRS-80. It's a fun book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iwoz i ss great. Im nit very ito computers but wozniak puts it in lame mans terms and at a fu pace. Well done
PierresFamily More than 1 year ago
IWOZ  What a delightful read! Not only was this a captivating memoir, but also a fun walk down memory lane. As you read the hard-to-put-down life story of Steve Wozniak, you also get a glimpse into the technological history of our lives. I'll be honest; I'm an admitted Apple fan. My motto is "once you go Mac, you never go back." But even if you have never owned anything made by Apple, your life has been changed and made easier by the innovative creativity of "the great Woz" and his partner Steve Jobs, and this would likely be an interesting read. I highly recommend this autobiography of the first, best and brightest "Apple Genius."
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I find that offensive and very much abusive and acusing. I am ten and turning eleven in november so......please be nice to the others and remembetr some twelve year olds act pretty much orderly.....unlike you who seems to be an eleven year old!
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If you have read .......Steve Jobs..........this is the rest of the story.
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This was an excellent read. I read through it during and after work for 2 days straight. Woz speaks just enough about the technical to keep geeks interested, but not so much that it gets confusing. It is great to read the thoughts of the creator of the first functional personal computer.
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