- Apr 12, 2001
NWSource publishes an brief Q&A session with Steve Wozniak, one of the co-founders of Apple Computer.
"I didn't want to start this company," said Wozniak, known in Silicon Valley simply as "Woz." "My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. I only started the company when I realized I could be an engineer forever."
Wozniak reports that even he does not get a "heads-up" on upcoming Apple products and that he "would never ask" because he feels bad about "all the rumors and leaks from the inside." Woz also prefers to avoid the beta-hardware bugs and instead experience finished products like all the other consumers.
Woz also reveals he was only recognized once at an Apple store, and was given two 65-watt AC adapters for free.
According to the article, an autobiography entitled "I, Woz" will be published this fall.