Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and philanthropist in conversation at the Discovery Forum 2010 with Emmy-award winning journalist Dana King from CBS 5 Eyewitness News.
Renowned technology pioneer Steve Wozniak speaks to the importance of hands-on learning and encouraging creativity, and how the Bay Area Discovery Museum is a critical resource for preparing children for the challenges of the 21st century.
The Discovery Forum serves to increase awareness about the importance of childhood creativity, and raises support for the Museum's educational exhibitions and programs.
Dana King has been a News Anchor at CBS 5 since 1997. She co-anchors the CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 6 pm, 10 pm (on The CW 44 Cable 12) and 11pm.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Wheels of Zeus (wOz), helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Steve was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed America's leading innovators.
In 2000 Steve was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for "single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers."
Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, Wozniak "adopted" the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. Wozniak founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
Steve is currently a member of the board of directors for Jacent, a developer of cost-effective telephony solutions, and Danger, Inc., developer of a end-to-end wireless Internet platform.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak voices his frustration with Toyota for not acknowledging a software glitch he discovered in his 2010 Prius that causes the accelerator to go wild under certain conditions of cruise control.
"It's in the software, it's not a bad accelerator pedal," he says. "It can be very scary, but luckily for me I can hit the brake."
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recalls the moment he stumbled upon the idea of how to put color into computers. The inspiration came during a sleepless four-day and four-night design session while building the Atari game Breakout. "That was probably one of the biggest things Apple ever did," he says.
Microcomputer design and manufacturing company, the first successful personal-computer company. It was founded in 1976 by Steven P. Jobs and Stephen G. Wozniak, whose first computer was manufactured in the Jobs family's garage. The Apple II (1977), with its plastic case and colour graphics, launched the company to success, earning Apple over $100 million by 1980, the year the company first offered stock to the public. The 1981 introduction of IBM's PC, running a Microsoft Corp. operating system, marked the beginning of long-term competition for Apple in the personal-computer market. The Macintosh, introduced in 1984, was the first personal computer to use a graphical user interface and a mouse. The Mac initially sold poorly, and Jobs left the company in 1985, but eventually it found its niche in the desktop publishing market. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Windows operating system eroded Apple's market share. Apple recalled Jobs in 1997. He returned the company to profitability by introducing more innovative products, such as the iMac. Apple introduced iTunes, software for playing music that has been converted to the MP3 format, and the iPod portable MP3 music player in 2001; in 2003 the company began selling downloadable copies of major record company songs in MP3 format over the Internet.
(born Aug. 11, 1950, San Jose, Calif., U.S.) U.S. computer engineer. He designed electronic devices and games while still in his teens. In the 1970s he worked for Hewlett-Packard. In 1976 he and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer (incorporated in 1977; now Apple Inc.). Badly injured in a 1981 plane crash, he took a leave from Apple, but he returned to work on the revolutionary Macintosh computer. He left Apple for good in 1985, the year he was awarded the National Medal of Technology. He has since taught in elementary school.
What he was talking about was that he already knew the science behind how colors are created. They are waves of light of different frequencies for different colors. That's how our eyes perceive them.
In practice he DID manipulate those lightwaves but it wasn't anything magical or with godlike powers or anything of the sort. He basically discovered how to make a color TV and used the existing electronics of the day to physically modulate the frequency of the signals to a specific frequency that every color has.
He was ahead of his time as an inventor and engineer when he figured out how a color TV could be made.
Originally Posted by DrRJE
Gotta love Woz, but man, this interviewer is awful. Edit her out please.
Agreed but what would you expect from a CBS talking head? It's news for the clueless majority. This one's as bad as the Noo Yawka interviewer they had for the R. Crumb interview. In both cases, here are these geniuses that they know nothing about and whose ideas they will never be able to comprehend.
Originally Posted by summer
I've been trying to get Apple to fix the problems in their products to no avail.
Good luck. You'd have better luck getting a dictator to be democratic. Apple does things THEIR way without regard to user input. It's all about profit and technological arrogance contrary to all the hype about user friendliness.