After 25 years of avoiding the public eye, Steve Wozniak breaks his silence and tells the full story of the Apple computer, from its conception to his views on the iconic cult status it enjoys today. But for Steve's dream to build himself a computer, Apple would never have happened. In June, it was just an idea. By that Christmas, he'd built something that his friend convinced him to sell, just for fun. The rest, as they say, is history. But this history is full of life lessons, critical decisions, huge triumphs and big mistakes, and all from a self-professed 'engineer's engineer'. For the first time, Steve talks about his childhood, phone hacking pranks, working at Hewlett Packard, meeting George Bush Snr, the life-changing plane crash and teaching. I, WOZ offers readers a unique glimpse into the offbeat and brilliant but ethical mind that conceived the Macintosh. With the help of award-winning journalist Gina Smith, Steve sets the record straight.
Steve Wozniak was the sole designer of the Apple I and Apple II. After being awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, he won the Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for 'single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade-school students and their teachers'. He now runs his own company. Gina Smith, who helped Steve write his book, is the former Technology Correspondent for ABC News and an award-winning journalist.