Steve Wozniak is an inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Computer Inc. Although he was expelled from university in his first year for hacking into the institution’s computer system that didn’t seem to slow him down as he soon after went on to kick off the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with his friend and Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs.
The Woz went back to UC Berkley in 1981 to finish his degree in electrical engineering/computer science and was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, and the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment amongst others and inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame. After leaving Apple in 1985, he was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and sharing his expertise in temporal and spatial mobility.
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Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in 1976 to develop and sell personal computers. They shaped the whole industry with the launch of The Apple II, and kept disrupting different markets with innovations like portable computers, smartphones, music and software services and in the mobility sector. And we can’t wait for the next one more thing.