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JDOG_

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Nov 19, 2003
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phatpat88 said:
just have to love that guy lol.

now i feel like watching pirtates of silicon valley again

YAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRR sounds good to me.

Best made-for-TV movie I've seen in a long time. 24 and Lost could be considered in that league as well though...

I remember Leo Laporte talking to Woz on TWIT a while back and he said he was still a consultant for them. Him and Jobs will meet up every once and a while and chew the fat about products. The special Apple-anny TWIT is worth listening to if you want to find out more.
 

morespce54

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Apr 30, 2004
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Around the World
FF_productions said:
This guy needs more credit, without him, we may have never had an Apple Computer.

That is for sure... well, the "Apple vision" may be from Jobs, but the "Apple well-designed hardware concept" comes from him... :rolleyes: :D
 

goddylla

macrumors newbie
Woz is probably the coolest person to be associated with Apple. It's his design that sits in the Smithsonian...with the rest of what is important to remember.

I think one of the greatest testaments to his genius is his STILL..unbeaten score in Tetris in the pages of Nintendo Power Magazine.

I read somewhere that Nintendo Power once got so tired of running Wozs' high scores that they asked him not to submit any further Tetris achievements to their publication. What did Woz do......he submitted his Tetris scores under his name spelled backwards.....and they printed it.
 

Staffroomer

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Oct 17, 2005
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Why are there so many errors in that article? Oh well, the book looks like it could be interesting..
 

DeepIn2U

macrumors G4
May 30, 2002
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What I would love to see!

I would love to see Jobs & Apple on the very LAST G5 Dual Core high-end PowerMac have one 'signed' ingraving & color (maybe a hint of black & gold; signature in gold, machine metal in BLACK) by Steve Wozniak!

That would be so cool since, I think the cpu that he originally decided to put in the Mac close to a G5 but not too close to the Intel.

That would be incredible. Furthermore since he loves the education system; it would be great to see half of the sale $$ go to a lower blessed school in the USA.


This would be a nice fairwell to the G5 IBM/Motorola-Freescale/Apple PowerPC alliance, and a sweet tribute to Wozniaks brilliance in helping Apple get going to such an amazing start.

[Quote = Mr. Steve Wozniak "Woz"]Q. Do you attend Apple product-announcement events?

A. That's actually one of the nicest things Steve does for me: He makes sure I am always invited to the VIP guest area for the product rollouts. I appreciate that more than I can ever say. Those things have inspired me. They have inspired my children when I have brought them in the past. They are really great to see.[/Quote]

Now that is what friends do for one another .... both of them have class! This is why I love the company Apple & the company they keep!
 

Demon Hunter

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Mar 30, 2004
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I feel like a newbie for asking this, I should really know after all these years, but how did Woz and Steve meet? High-school buddies, or what? Are they still good friends? Do they workout at the same gym, etc.
 

Demon Hunter

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Mar 30, 2004
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Prom1 said:
I would love to see Jobs & Apple on the very LAST G5 Dual Core high-end PowerMac have one 'signed' ingraving & color (maybe a hint of black & gold; signature in gold, machine metal in BLACK) by Steve Wozniak!

That would be so cool since, I think the cpu that he originally decided to put in the Mac close to a G5 but not too close to the Intel.

That would be incredible. Furthermore since he loves the education system; it would be great to see half of the sale $$ go to a lower blessed school in the USA.


This would be a nice fairwell to the G5 IBM/Motorola-Freescale/Apple PowerPC alliance, and a sweet tribute to Wozniaks brilliance in helping Apple get going to such an amazing start.

Brilliant. But at this rate, we won't even get an anniversary party. :(
 

Takumi

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Dec 15, 2005
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Gunma, Japan
Woz said:
Once in a while, though, if a computer doesn't work with a cellphone I have, I loan my cellphone to some engineers and they'll make sure the next operating system version works with it.

Some people ahve all the luck

takumi
 

exmacuser

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Apr 11, 2006
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dferrara said:
I feel like a newbie for asking this, I should really know after all these years, but how did Woz and Steve meet? High-school buddies, or what? Are they still good friends? Do they workout at the same gym, etc.

Watch the Pirates of Silicon Valley or buy Woz's book.

Still friends, hahahaha!
Work out at the same gym, hahaha. It sure wouldn't hurt. He needs to get off that Segway.
 

exmacuser

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Apr 11, 2006
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Electro Funk said:
without him we definately would have never had the opportunity to buy a shiney new mac! :eek:

Well, he didn't work on the Macintosh. They were in the other building.
 

exmacuser

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Apr 11, 2006
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morespce54 said:
That is for sure... well, the "Apple vision" may be from Jobs, but the "Apple well-designed hardware concept" comes from him... :rolleyes: :D

Well, it did. Now it's old news. Of course until the switch again. Maybe the open source UltraSparc will change things again for Apple in a couple years.
 

Electro Funk

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Dec 8, 2005
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exmacuser said:
Watch the Pirates of Silicon Valley or buy Woz's book.
Work out at the same gym, hahaha. It sure wouldn't hurt. He needs to get off that Segway.

Excellent Film... and id agree, Woz needs to spend a little more time off the segway! LoL :p
 

Demon Hunter

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Mar 30, 2004
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Electro Funk said:
Did anybody know that Woz and Jobs designed the game Breakout for Atari?

one of the classics! :D

Well, Woz designed the circuitboard, and Jobs took the profit. :eek:

Wikipedia said:
According to Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered $100 for each chip that was reduced in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design, and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $500 (rather than $5000), and that Wozniak's share was thus $250.
 

exmacuser

macrumors newbie
Apr 11, 2006
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Electro Funk said:
yes, but during the summer of 1975 Woz invented the Apple-1.... without this there would never have been the macs we buy today ;)

Of course I know that he invented the Apple I. I still own my Apple II and I spent a day in 1979 with Woz telling him all about his Apple. He was astonished that a 13 year old kid knew more about the computer then he did.
 

exmacuser

macrumors newbie
Apr 11, 2006
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Only a real Apple user knows who Woz is

This thread commands more attention. The Apple of today is far from the Apple that Woz invented. It's a shame Apple has become just another x86 box. There is no reason to buy an Apple anymore. They are no longer superior in anyway. The hardware is gone. Just another Dell box. Woz deserves more respect. I'm glad I met him decades ago and was able to spend the day with him in the basement of the DOD breaking code protection on software. All these rich kids that buy Apples becuase they look neat should do some homework and learn about the real deal and what a cutting edge genius Steve Wozniak was and still is. Steve Jobs is a money hungry SOB and has destroyed the Apple computer company. Woz is a humble scientist that created a design that changed the world, too bad that idealology has died. Steve Jobs gave up on quality and decided to go for quantity and the almighty dollar. Apple computer company is dead. Woz, if you read this. You changed my life and I appreciate that. Thank you.
 
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