Steve Wozniak, along with Steve Jobs, was the man behind the personal computer revolution during the 70s and 80s. This American technology entrepreneur, inventor, programmer and electronics engineer co-founded the monumental multinational technology giant ‘Apple Inc’. He was instrumental in the development of Apple I and Apple II computers. The credit for various Apple patents such as Microcomputer for use with video display, Apparatus for digitally controlling PAL color display and Controller for magnetic disc, recorder, or the like goes to Wozniak. Wozniak has received several honorary degrees from various prestigious institutes such as ‘University of Colorado’, ‘North Carolina State University’ and ‘Michigan State University’. Apart from bagging the ‘Isaac Asimov Science Award’ from the American Humanist Association, he was the recipient of prestigious awards such as ‘ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award’ and ‘National Medal of Technology’. He was also inducted into the ‘Manufacturing Hall of Fame’ by the Industry Week. Many renowned artists played the role of Wozniak in numerous feature films, movies and television series. The most popular of them being ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’, ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley’ and ‘The Secret History of Hacking’. Here’s a compilation of his enlightening quotes and thoughts that give us a glimpse of his mind. Take a look at the popular sayings and quotations by Steve Wozniak.
I hope you're as lucky as I am. The world needs inventors--great ones. You can be one. If you love what you do and are willing to do what it really takes, it's within your reach. And it'll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. It'll be worth it, I promise.
I don't believe anything really revolutionary has ever been invented by committee... I'm going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone... Not on a committee. Not on a team.
I never got into Linux. I swear to God, it's only lack of time. I'm past the years of my life where I can really dig into something like running a Linux system. I'm very sympathetic to the whole idea; Linux people always think the way I want to think.
It's can you, Steve Wozniak, design the same computer - maybe it's a Varian 620i - can you design it on paper with fewer chips than last month? Can you design it with 79 chips instead of 80 chips?I had played this game so long that I had all these little tricks in my head that I can't even explain. Nothing was wasted; absolutely zero waste. I told this story recently to the Resource Recovery Association, recycling, and they loved to hear I didn't believe in waste.
Pretty much I want to be Steve Wozniak, who I decided I was at a young age and not change. I want to go back to school and get my college degree like I would have without Apple.I want to teach young kids like I would have without Apple. And part of it is I'm accessible. I'm open. And so many people e-mail me and get me. And as much as I can I try to answer people, listen to them, be polite and say yes.
I want to get back to education. When I was in college I paid attention to child psychology portions of our psychology classes. I watch other people work with babies. And I saw the baby as developing like a computer and it intrigued me in my life. I wanted to do that.