At this week’s All Things Digital conference, Walt Mossberg emceed a joint interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The entire session is captured in seven videos at the site AllThingsD and begins with the two icons reminiscing about their companies’ origins. Specifically, the first video segment, from time indices 6:53 to 9:11, the contributions […]
Computerworld magazine, which turns 40 years old this year, is surveying its readers to determine the most significant IT people and products of the last four decades. Among the product candidates are both the Apple II and VisiCalc, the world’s first electronic spreadsheet; and VisiCalc creator Dan Bricklin is among the choices of people who […]
The Computer History Museum of Mountain View, California, USA, will host an evening with former Apple industrial designers Jerry Manock and Robert Brunner. This is “a unique opportunity to hear fascinating personal stories and perspectives from Jerry Manock, designer of the Apple II, Apple III and the original Mac, and Robert Brunner, head of Appleâ€™s […]
At Gamasutra.com is an interview with Apple II inventor Steve Wozniak. The transcript focuses on his gaming past: “his experience developing Breakout for Atari, as well as Steve Jobs’ gaming habits, and the influences of video games on the personal computer industry.”
Vintage Apple News has posted a great YouTube video of Woz giving a tour of the Apple Historical Museum. Of special note, you can see a couple of case colors that Apple experimented with for the Apple II. Also just posted, is the Apple II Forever video with footage that coincided with the Apple IIc […]
Low End Mac has a short interview with Dan Bricklin, who co-developed the Apple II program VisiCalc, the world’s first electronic spreadsheet. Read about his history and what he’s been up to these days, like his latest project,Â wikiCalc.
According to news Web site digg.com, Steve Wozniak is scheduled to be a guest on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report this Thursday, September 28th, at 11:30 PM (10:30 PM Central). Check your local listings! Update: the clip from this episode is now available online. Here it is:
Amazon has changed their ship date for “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It”, a new hardcover book by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith, from November 1st to September 25th. Pre-orders are still being accepted. Update: iWoz is now shipping.
Steve Wozniak has joined the judge’s panel of My Dream App, a competition that is a cross between American Idol and HackFest, wherein Mac users have five weeks to develop a killer app. Other judges include David Pogue and Guy Kawasaki.
Marcus Heuser posted a link to the video documentary The Secret History of Hacking on comp.sys.apple2. It features Steve Wozniak, Kevin Mitnik and John “Captain Crunch” Draper discussing the hacking and phreaking counter-cultures. Break out your Applecats!