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Steve Wozniak: First in Line for the New Apple iPad

Few people expect Wozniak, the inventor of the first Apple computers and a celebrity in his own right, to wait in line for a product he likely will get for free from his wife, Janet, an Apple employee, or any number of other people at the Cupertino giant he founded with the late Steve Jobs in 1976. “I wait in line,” he told me today, “for the same reason some people celebrate holidays.”

This is a really nice interview — you get the real Steve here. Open, unadulterated and way, way too early in the morning.

“We had no idea what it would look like,” Steve Wozniak told me when we co-wrote his memoir, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It (W.W. Norton, 2006). Wozniak was first in line as usual — caught at dawn at the Westfield Mall, Century Plaza in LA. He sent me this YouTube video today.

Few people expect Wozniak, the inventor of the first Apple computers and a celebrity in his own right, to wait in line for a product he likely will get for free from the Cupertino giant he founded with the late Steve Jobs in 1976. His wife, Janet, works at Apple, too. “I wait in line,” he told me today, “for the same reason some people celebrate holidays.”

This is a really nice interview — you get the real Steve here. Open, honest and way, way too enthused for this early in the morning : ) Vintage Steve.

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Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Based in San Francisco, Gina Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist online, in print, radio and national TV. A former tech correspondent for ABC News, Gina founded aNewDomain with John C. Dvorak and Dr. Jerry Pournelle. Email Gina at gina@anewdomain.net and follow her @ginasmith888 and on Google+ through her page at +Gina Smith.

  • http://antpruitt.wordpress.com Ant Pruitt

    Sooooo cool! Imagine what those fans are feeling

    -RAP, II

  • Kent Ekberg

    I absolutely love this interview.