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You can make something big when young that will carry you through life. Look at all the big startups like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. They were all started by very young people who stumbled on something of unseen value. You'll know it when you hit a home run.

You can make something big when young that will carry you through life. Look at all the big startups like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. They were all started by very young people who stumbled on something of unseen value. You'll know it when you hit a home run.

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.

Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.

Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science! ---->>>

I just believe that the way that young people's minds develop is fascinating. If you are doing something for a grade or salary or a reward, it doesn't have as much meaning as creating something for yourself and your own life. ---->>>

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.

Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I'd put myself in the latter category. But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything. ---->>>

Your first projects aren't the greatest things in the world, and they may have no money value, they may go nowhere, but that is how you learn - you put so much effort into making something right if it is for yourself.

Your first projects aren't the greatest things in the world, and they may have no money value, they may go nowhere, but that is how you learn - you put so much effort into making something right if it is for yourself.

A lot of hacking is playing with other people, you know, getting them to do strange things. ---->>>

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself.

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself.

I think everything I have done in my life, my reasons at the time were right no matter how things worked out. ---->>>

The best things that capture your imagination are ones you hadn't thought of before and that aren't talked about in the news all the time.

The best things that capture your imagination are ones you hadn't thought of before and that aren't talked about in the news all the time.

Steve Jobs didn't really set the direction of my Apple I and Apple II designs but he did the more important part of turning them into a product that would change the world. I don't deny that. ---->>>

In the end, I hope there's a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer.

In the end, I hope there's a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer.

I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for! ---->>>

Every dream I've ever had in life has come true ten times over. ---->>>

Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children. ---->>>

Although I receive a small salary from Apple, I do virtually no real work at the company. ---->>>

I thought Microsoft did a lot of things that were good and right building parts of the browser into the operating system. Then I thought it out and came up with reasons why it was a monopoly. ---->>>

Everything we did we were setting the tone for the world. ---->>>

I have a calendar life that is complicated, so I use BusyCal and Google Calendar. I keep two different browsers open to avoid some confusion. ---->>>

For some reason I get this key position of being one of two people that started the company that started the revolution. ---->>>

I have always respected education, which is why I actually went back secretly and taught school for eight years. ---->>>

I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future. ---->>>

My whole life had been designing computers I could never build.

My whole life had been designing computers I could never build.

Even if you do something that others might consider wrong, you should at least be willing to talk about it and tell your parents what you're doing because you believe it's right. ---->>>

Don't worry that you can't seem to come up with sure billion dollar winners at first. Just do projects for yourself for fun. You'll get better and better. ---->>>

I worked with such concentration and focus and I had hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head. I was just real exceptional in that way. ---->>>

All the best people in life seem to like LINUX. ---->>>

Hard disks have disappointed me more than most technologies. ---->>>

The way I did it, every job was A+. ---->>>

You know what, Steve Jobs is real nice to me. He lets me be an employee and that's one of the biggest honors of my life. ---->>>

Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such. ---->>>

I believe you should have a world where you've got to license something at a fair price. ---->>>

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science, yeah, I was a genius. I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by. ---->>>

When the Internet first came, I thought it was just the beacon of freedom. People could communicate with anyone, anywhere, and nobody could stop it. ---->>>

I'm surprised at the extent of the bigotry. But it really plays out when companies or schools take a side and prohibit the other platform at all. We Mac users should be good even when the other side is bad. We should do what we can to accept the other platforms. ---->>>

After the Apple II was introduced, then came the Commodore and the Tandy TRS-80. ---->>>

Atari is a very sad story. ---->>>

If you try to make such projects, unseen by others, as perfect as any human could, you'll develop skills that other professionals don't have. ---->>>

It's just not right that so many things don't work when they should. I don't think that will change for a long time. ---->>>

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. I only started the company when I realized I could be an engineer forever.

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. I only started the company when I realized I could be an engineer forever.

Not every Apple product makes a big enough difference to me to get instantly, although many do. ---->>>

I want the entire smartphone, the entire Internet, on my wrist. ---->>>

It would be nice to design a real briefcase - you open it up and it's your computer but it also stores your books. ---->>>

My first transistor radio was the heart of my gadget love today. It fit in my hand and brought me a world of music 24 / 7. ---->>>

When I have spare time, I catch up on things I've had to postpone due to lack of time. ---->>>

At our computer club, we talked about it being a revolution. Computers were going to belong to everyone, and give us power, and free us from the people who owned computers and all that stuff. ---->>>

But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company.

But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company.

I want to be able to speak with errors in my wording, errors in my grammar. When you type things into Google search, it corrects your words. With speech, I want it to be general enough, smart enough, to know 'No, he couldn't have meant these words that I think he said. He must have really meant something similar.' ---->>>

The more we thought, the more they all sounded boring compared to Apple. You didn't have to have a real specific reason for choosing a name when you were a little tiny company of two people; you choose any name you want. ---->>>

If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny.

If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny.

Steve Jobs had very strong feelings about what makes a company great, what makes products great. He more or less chose Tim Cook to be in that role, in that position. ---->>>

There are good things I see on Samsung phones that I wish were in my iPhone. I wish Apple would use them and could use them, and I don't know if Samsung would stop us. ---->>>

I'd learned enough about circuitry in high school electronics to know how to drive a TV and get it to draw - shapes of characters and things. ---->>>

The first Apple was just a culmination of my whole life. ---->>>

I read Google News and use NetNewsWire to keep up with general and tech news. ---->>>

I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-11, 1950
Birthplace: San Jose, California, U.S.
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Occupation: Businessman

Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak (, born Stephan Gary Wozniak on August 11, 1950), also nicknamed "The Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. He is known as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (wikipedia)