iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the by Steve Wozniak

By Steve Wozniak

“‘The Woz’ outfitted the 1st [personal computer]—by hand, via himself.”—USA Today
Before narrow laptops that healthy into briefcases, pcs gave the look of unusual merchandising machines, with cryptic switches and pages of encoded output. yet in 1977 Steve Wozniak revolutionized the pc along with his invention of the first pc. because the sole inventor of the Apple I and II pcs, Wozniak has loved wealth, status, and the main coveted awards an engineer can obtain, and he tells his tale right here for the 1st time.

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