Monday, April 11, 2011

Is Steve Wozniak Coming Back?

Steve Wozniak is one of the most understated people I know (well, I don't really know him...I know of him).

Wozniak along with Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer in 1976. But Woz, as his friends call him (not me) wasn't just another business man...this guy is a computer genius. Completely alone Woz developed the hardware, circuit designs and operating system of the first ever Apple Computer (how would you like to put that on your resume?).

Of course, his Apple partner, Steve Jobs' flamboyant personality completely over-shadowed Wozniak. Sure, Jobs is a genius... nobody can argue against that, but there would be no Apple Computer without Wozniak. Hardware and software development was well beyond Steve Job's abilities in the 1970's.

By 1987 Steve Wozniak was a billionaire and he left Apple become a fifth grade math teacher in Los Gatos, California.

And now in a tech world shocker, the genius behind the genius said he would rejoin Apple Computer if asked. In light of Steve Jobs' recent third medical leave, we might just see the return of the Woz.

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