Steve Wozniak is seventy: The whole world is invited

today, Tuesday, the Apple co-founder and Personal Computer pioneer Steve Wozniak will be seventy years old. To celebrate the appropriately, organised by his wif

Steve Wozniak is seventy: The whole world is invited

today, Tuesday, the Apple co-founder and Personal Computer pioneer Steve Wozniak will be seventy years old. To celebrate the appropriately, organised by his wife Janet Hill, a huge Online Party. And the whole world is invited to come.

point of contact for the digital festivities, the specially set up for this purpose Internet site Wozbday.com is. In Parallel, creativity, ingenuity, and fun starts on Twitter "11 Days of Wozdom", a elftägige scavenger hunt full of challenges around values, Wozniak are important: to be happy.

To count the loaded virtual guests, among others, Opera singer Andrea Boccelli, "Captain Kirk"-starring actor William Shatner, the Comedians Chris Rock, Jay Leno and Drew Carey, the former Basketball professional Shaquille O'neal and "The Big Bang Theory"-Star Mayim Bialik.

Steve "Woz" Wozniak founded the company Apple in 1976 together with Ron Wayne and the 2011 late Steve Jobs. The first, "useful" Personal Computer, the Apple I, he had invented and developed.

"It happened in March 1975 the first Meeting of a strange, quirky group of people called the Homebrew Computer Club." The young Nerds dreamed of, to make the new technology available to all. Wozniak and Jobs had met already in high school. "Woz was the first person I met who knew more about electronics than I," said Jobs of his comrades-in-arms.

The economic success was not Wozniak, however, so important, how to experiment, try things out and to open up new digital opportunities. "I always wanted to be an engineer," he said later. Therefore, had to persuade him Jobs, finally, to establish the joint venture, for an unprecedented success story, and IT wrote history.

And even if Wozniak has long been an active Part more in the business of Apple, he gets up today and fifty dollars per week. "Since we founded the company, I get every week a small paycheck from Apple," he told the newspaper "USA Today" amused.

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 19:20

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