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Met Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) tonight....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Baird6869, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    At a work thing.

    What a genuinely nice guy. Super cool person. A pleasure to meet.

    His brain works differently than mine (he is an engineer thru and thru and I am a sales guy) but the man completely changed the world and is super rich..... But has no private jet, no assistants, etc.

    Cool that a famous, super smart and wealthy person doesn't have to be a Knob!:hyper:
  2. ()smoke()


    Feb 25, 2006
    I've never met him, but that seems to be what I hear from those who have. seems like a good guy 😎
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Cool! I'm surprised how many people WAY up there are cool, and the biggest knobs are the people that are only halfway there.
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Did you happen to notice what mobile device he was using?

  5. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I'm a great admirer of The Woz.

    But his latest business venture, for some sort of hifalutin graphics processor, has been spamming my e-mail at my day job. :meh:
  6. He usually lines up to grab the newest Apple product when it comes out with everyone else.

  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I think he uses a Samsung Galaxy S3, rooted and overclocked.

  8. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    He is a very cool guy, very odd at times. I was with Intel from 88 to 94 and we crossed paths more than a few times. His most endearing trait is that he is always willing to speak with anyone, and will never try to make you feel somehow less than him, he always seems to fit well with anyone in jeans and a ratty T.
  9. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    He uses Android as well as Apple products.
  10. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
  12. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX
    I always preferred Woz to Jerbz. SJ wouldn't even (allegedly) write the intro to Woz's bio when Woz was the dude w/ the tech skills that even got them to the pre "pod" days in the first place. He was already building kit for HP when they got together IIRC.
  13. If he were so smart he would! ;)
  14. I had a chance for a 5 minute chat with Woz, here in his hometown. (I live in the next town over.) He is a pretty nice guy.

    Regarding his phones, he has a number of Apple and Android phones. One of his criteria for which he uses, is where is he going to be? He has figured out that certain phones do better, or worse, with background noise, and it is messes with his ability to use Siri.


  15. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I'm not an Apple fanboi, but Woz always seemed hella cool.

    Also, I've found Larry Ellison very interesting. A lot of people find him arrogant, but I believe there's a such thing as being douchebag arrogant and charmingly arrogant. I always found Ellison to fall into the latter category (albeit, I've never met him in person).