Steve Wozniak - Original Writing

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Steve Wozniak was born in 1950 in San Jose, California. Woz grew up in Sunnyvale, California and always enjoyed electronics as a kid, even making computer like projects in the fifth grade. Wozniak became interested in electronics after he read a book about HAM radios. He built his own radio and never stopped building his own electronics. He had friends on the street who were also interested in electronics and they created wired house-to-house- intercoms to communicate with each other in throughout middle and high school. During middle and high school, Woz won multiple awards in science fairs and for mathematics. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Colorado for a short period of time before returning home to study at…show more content…
After realizing this, Wozniak and Jobs met at the Homebrew Computer Club where different engineers exchanged ideas and inventions. It was here that Wozniak was inspired to design what would eventually become the Apple I computer. After Woz showed the computer to Steve Jobs he was amazed by its potential. Jobs wanted to produce the computer and market it as he believed it would be a commercial success. It was at this time that the Apple Computer Company was officially founded on April 1, 1976. Other than creating Apple, Wozniak has made other great contributions to technology. After taking a leave from Apple in 1980, Woz went back to Berkley to earn a degree in computer science. Due to his participation in the technology field, he has also earned Honorary Doctorates in Engineering at 11 other universities worldwide. He returned to Apple in 1982 and joined the development team working on the Apple II. Woz was motivated to work on the Apple II by his desire to always innovate on his previous inventions, namely the Apple I. While working on the Apple II, Woz developed a floppy disk system that replaced the cassette systems used by every other personal computer at the time. Due to tensions within the team, Woz split off and began working on another project which would eventually be called the Macintosh. The Macintosh had several breakthrough features, all of which Wozniak had a part in developing. The Macintosh was an all in one
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