STEVE WOZNIAK Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: Stephan Gary Wozniak                                                           
Born: August 11, 1950 San Jose, California                                           
Stephan Gary "Woz" Wozniak (born August 11, 1950 in San Jose, California) is an     
American computer engineer and the co-founder of Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.),   
with Steve Jobs. His inventions and machines are credited with contributing         
greatly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak created the       
Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s. The Apple II gained a sizable       
amount of popularity, eventually becoming one of the best selling personal           
computers of the 1970s and early 1980s.                                             
Wozniak has several nicknames, including "The Woz", "Wonderful Wizard of Woz"       
and "iWoz" (a reference to the ubiquitous naming scheme for Apple products). "WoZ"   
(short for "Wheels of Zeus") is also the name of a company Wozniak founded. He       
is known for his introverted character, and he finds his level of celebrity         
somewhat annoying. He is also known as the "Other Steve" of Apple Computer, the     
better known Steve being co-founder and current CEO Steve Jobs.