Tamara and I went to listen to Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc. today when he spoke at the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of The Turing Festival.
It was Tamara who found out out that he was appearing, and as we both got a chance to shake his hand – thank you, Tamara.
Here are a couple of things Steve Wozniak said (paraphrased) in response to questions from the interviewer:
On The Arab Spring:
I doubt that the success of the Arab Spring was because of the Internet. I think it was the CIA giving the rebels guns that was the main cause of its success.
On The Early Success Of Apple:
There were three people in Apple. Mike Markkula’s funding and managment carried us through the early days. But you never hear about him.
It’s the man who won’t let up until this button is in the right place and this bit looks right – he’s the one who is going to work hours into the night because he enjoy what he is doing.
He’s the one who is going to solve a puzzle. Because there are no books for things that haven’t been invented yet.
I took the photograph of Steve Wozniak with a Panasonic GF1 with 20mm lens and VF1 viewfinder – f2 at 1/200 second, ISO 400.