Steve Wozniak

 

Biography

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Born on August 11, 1950 in San Jose, California, Stephen Wozniak is a computer engineer who founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs, with his Apple I and Apple II computers revolutionizing computers in the 1970s. He is notoriously known also for being “the other Steve” of Apple Computers, the other one being Steve Jobs, whom he met in 1970. the two had a summer job at the same business where Wozniak was working on a mainframe computer. In 1975, he withdrew from the University of California Berkeley to come up with the computer that evetnaully made him famous.

Wozniak and Jobs founded Apple Computer on April 1, 1976, after Wozniak quit his job at Hewlett-Packard. He introduced high-resolution graphics in the Apple II and also designed an inexpensive floppy-disk drive controller. In February 1981, he crashed his Beechcraft Bonanza while taking off from Santa Cruz Sky Park, which resulted to his having retrograde amnesia and temporary anterograde amnesia. He did not return to Apple after recovering from the plane crash, and instead went back to Berkeley to finish his undergrad in 1986. On February 6, 1987, he permanently ended his employment with Apple. He developed a new venture called CL 9, plus the first universal TV remote control to market in 1987, and teaching fifth-grade students and charitable activities in the field of education.

Wozniak is among the 13 stars in the eighth season of the ABC dancing competition Dancing with the Stars.

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