iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It is a New York Times. Read “iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon” by Steve Wozniak with Rakuten Kobo. “ ‘The Woz’ built the first [personal computer]—by hand, by himself.”—USA. As the book’s unwieldy subtitle announces, “iWoz” is a rambling stroll down memory lane by Steve Wozniak, the computer wizard best known.

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He explicitly lays out why he wrote the book and I’m glad he did. I can’t see this guy at a cocktail party. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. I liked this book. One story really bothered me: But that’s more or less all the good that you can get out of this book because the rest of things are really ordinary to say the least. But it would have been better left to an autobiographer to tell, someone who could emphasize the important parts, locate them in the spirit of the ccult, or at the very least draw out broader thoughts from his subject.

I’ve tried to read it twice now unsuccessfully. But in “the most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history” BusinessWeek ” iWoz traces cultt life and times of a brilliant, gifted He should stick to inventing computers, and stay away from writing about his life.

Book review: “iWoz – computer geek to cult icon” by Steve Wozniak – Eli Bendersky’s website

Instead, it reads like a ver Steve Wozniak is a fascinating personality and the father of the modern personal computer. It may be that he possesses genius of a level that crowds out some social conventions, so he doesn’t know that explaining things that are very technical, on an elementary level can be off-putting to some who have a little knowledge of computers.


Please review your cart. I just like the first person account from someone who was in the middle of the technology revolution.

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The Apple Coputer was integral in launching the personal computer industry. If it sounded more polished, it wouldn’t be him and there wouldn’t be any story to tell. Read it to know the man but dult have any high expectations. Microsoft Windows 95 lagged way behind when launched at a later date, never to catch up with the elegance of the Mac.

He deserves a well-sourced biography by a credible author. I learned a lot, was inspired, and I’m glad Wozniak finally was able to tell HIS side of the story and set the record straight on a few things.

But I actually had no clue that he is all but single-handedly responsible for inventing the world’s first Personal Computer. I had a lot of trouble reading this for the content, and history, and occasionally even science, when in every other sentence Woz used a filler word, or finished a sentence with “You know?

Published October 17th by W. This book came out in5 years before Job’s authorized biography was published.

It could be worse. Revolution in The Valley [Paperback]. The founding of Apple Computer How to foster creativity and innovation in a technical environment How to breed an entrepreneurial mindset in a gdek culture iWoz: I actually heard Wozniak speak at Berkeley more than a decade ago and had always been curious to learn more about him. For this reason, the portrayal felt insincere. The Wealthy Barber Returns: The world needs inventors–great ones. If you’re really interested to know the Wozniak’s personal take on the “invention” of the personal computer, go ahead and read it.

It also is not really as much of a biography as I had expected. He goes on to describe how his father took the time to describe to him, in detail, how electronic components work. On the positive side, it does a great job of providing a win I was a little shocked with Woz’ casual arrogance throughout his iwoa. I finished it in a weekend, and One of my favorite literary genres is the origin story. It’s boring to read. Books by Steve Wozniak.


Add to My Catalog Check Availability. Delicate, wonderful, inspiring biography. Every page reads like an excited little boy who just came home from school And then I built this project. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I didn’t get the impression that he was arrogant. The Apple II had a working cassette tape interface, for secondary storage. The writing is NOT atrocious, it’s just written like somebody talking about his memories.

Wozniak starts his autobiography iqoz a description of his parents, some of their history, and describes how his father had a top secret job involving electronics. In iWozWozniak gives a short history of his life, the founding of Apple Computer and some of his other ventures. But I’m not one, and chances are, you aren’t either.

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Woz credited many people’s influence on him in his book, Steve Jobs is just one many. And it worked for me. Oct 08, Nicole rated it really liked it. October 17, Imprint: It’s very uplifting for anyone who’s got great i This is a great book for anybody at least mildly interested in techno-geek stuff, the history of our information age, or if you just like a good autobiography.