In his recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this week, Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak shared his thoughts on the company he helped grow and what he thinks of the more recent products like the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, not everything he had to say was positive.
Wozniak revealed in his Reddit AMA:
In his posts, Wozniak, one of the two original Apple co-founders who are still alive, claims that some people who aren’t even Apple fans follow him all around the country to pose for pictures and collect up to 50 autographs per individual just to sell online.
One Apple co-founder took ridiculous fake-bombs-in-school threats to the next level back in the day.
When young evil genius Steve Wozniak was in high school, he purposefully built and programmed a fake bomb which ended up scaring the crap out of his school principal. His stunt resulted in a night in juvenile jail where, yet again, he stuck it to the man and taught his fellow prison mates how to electrify the bars of their cells. What a rebel.
The late Steve Jobs is most famous for being the genius behind Apple’s rise to technological and cultural relevance — and rightly so. However, he wasn’t always the tech genius in his later years that most of us are familiar with.
When it came to Apple’s very first models of computers, he actually had far less of an important role in their design than most might think, says Apple co-founder and Jobs’ long-time friend, Steve Wozniak.
Paul Terrell might not be a name you recognize, but he’s a technology pioneer. In December of 1975, Terrell opened The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California. At the time, Terrell’s shop was one of the first computer stores in the world.
A year later, two 20-something tech geeks approached Terrell trying to get him be a dealer for their new product. It was a DIY computer kit that allowed consumers to assemble their own computer using included tools and soldering equipment.
If there’s anything our generation is known for, it’s got to be our tendency to embrace entrepreneurship and our openness to the drug culture- we are all either really foolish, or really smart (we are the most well educated generation after all).
When it comes to smart people, as most entrepreneurs are, weed can be a creative miracle drug, among other things. Steve Jobs was reported to smoke weed now and again to figure out problems- Sergey Brin, Richard Branson, and Michael Bloomberg also used to toke up back in the day. Even Elon Musk, who is a huge fan of Burning Man, has produced a lot of great ideas there- and nobody at Burning Man is sober.