"Someday this little computer," she heard her husband say, "will be my best friend."
Steve Wozniak had just pulled his iPhone out of his pocket when he told a group of Apple (AAPL) investors in Los Angeles Friday that the device -- or one of its successors -- would someday be his closest companion.
Sitting in the audience two rows back, his wife, Janet Hill, whispered under her breath: "I'm in trouble."
Wozniak spoke -- rapidly and with infectious enthusiasm -- for about an hour on the last day of the first Apple Investor Summit. Among the revelations (at least to me):
Wozniak, who clearly prefers his iPhone, suggested that every Apple executive should be forced to own and use a Google (GOOG) Android phone "so they know what they can do."
Dated April 1, 1976, it gave 45% each to Jobs and Wozniak and 10% to Ron Wayne
Steve Jobs was having trouble getting his friend Steve Wozniak to agree to commercialize his new circuit board, so Jobs invited an Atari draftsman he had befriended help change Wozniak's mind, write up some incorporation papers, and provide a tie-breaking vote should disagreements between the two Steves arise.
Wozniak was persuaded, and with a flourish MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 13, 2011 2:34 PM ET
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* According to The Atlantic, Amazon (AMZN) bought a voice-to-text tech startup called Yap. Meanwhile, Amazon Web Services opened a new data center in Umatilla, Oregon. Customers who host their services at the Oregon location will pay 10% less than if they use the company's data centers in California MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 10, 2011 8:01 AM ET
Walter Isaacson and Steve Wozniak to deliver the keynotes
I've been invited to speak at an Apple Investor Summit being held in Los Angeles next March.
It's shaping up to be an interesting event. Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson and Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak will deliver the keynotes, and the featured speakers include several of our regular commenters, among them Horace Dediu, Andy Zaky, Travis Lewis and Robert Paul Leitao.
The organizers MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 2, 2011 6:49 PM ET
The documentary that premiers Thursday night covers some well-plowed ground
There could be a few surprises in the hour-long biography of Steve Jobs that will kick off this year's "CNBC Titans" series. But judging from the previews and Web-extra videos posted on the show's site, it's a long shot.
For people who have followed the career of Apple's (AAPL) co-founder and CEO, the photography and film clips will have a familiar feel MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 23, 2011 7:11 AM ET
In an interview with a Dutch paper, Steve Wozniak says Android will dominate the industry.
Anyone looking at smartphone trends sees the Android market exploding like nothing has in the past. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak is no exception. He told Dutch language De Telegraaf that he thought Android would win the smartphone race in the same way that Microsoft (MSFT) Windows eventually came to dominate PCs. Roughly Google (GOOG) translated:
According to MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 18, 2010 12:05 PM ET
Now that Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned from Apple's (AAPL) board of directors -- something that actually happened last Friday, according to Apple's form 8-K filing with the SEC -- who will replace him?
Names of potential nominees have already started to pour in. Tim Cook -- who ran Apple during both of Steve Jobs' medical leaves -- would be our first choice, and he's the leading vote getter MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2009 12:19 PM ET
Futurist Stewart Brand was the first to say "Information wants to be free." He also said it "wants to be expensive."
By Richard Siklos, editor at large
Rarely a day goes by in media and tech business circles without somebody crying "Information wants to be free!" as a justification for distributing or copying someone else's content -- and as an explanation for why so many traditional information purveyors are in peril.
So I MOREJul 20, 2009 10:00 AM ET
"The good news is it held my attention throughout," said judge Len Goodman, who pronounced the performance, overall, "a disaster."
"It was like a Teletubby going mad at a Gay Pride parade," was Bruno Tonioli's snarky assessment.
The third judge was kinder. "Steve, I think you are what this competition is all about," said Carrie Ann Inaba. "You make us want to cheer for you."
That Steve, of course, was Steve Wozniak, co-founder of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 10, 2009 8:00 AM ET
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