[computer Geek to Cult Icon : How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It]Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2006
Before slim laptops that fit snugly in briefcases, computers were like big, alien, vending machines. They had cryptic switches, punch cards, and pages of encoded output. But in 1975, young engineer Steve Wozniak had an idea: What if you combined computer circuitry with a regular typewriter keyboard and a video screen? The result was the first true personal computer, a widely affordable machine that anyone could figure out how to use. Now, thirty years later, Wozniak looks back at more than his brilliant inventions. With his own imitiable humor and style, he relates his countless pranks, his early days with the Homebrew Computer Club, his near-death experience in a plane crash, the decade he spent teaching fifth graders, and what it is like to be the Woz, a humanist inventor and philanthropist who considers engineering an art, but never puts it before people and their needs. From the invention of the first personal computer to the rise of Apple as an industry giant, Woz treats listeners to a rollicking, no-holds-barred account of his life -- for once, in the voice of the wizard himself.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, Inc., p2006.
Branch Call Number: 621.39092 W938w2
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: i Woz [sound recording (MP3)]