• Creator
  • Wozniak, Steve, 1950-
  • Created Date
  • 1992
  • Partner
  • Digital Commonwealth
  • Contributing Institution
  • WGBH
  • Publisher
  • A WGBH Boston/BBC TV coproduction in association with NDR Hamburg
Description

Full-length interview with Steve Wozniak. Portions of this interview were featured in episodes from the WGBH/BBC Series, The Machine That Changed The World. The Machine That Changed The World was a five part series chronicling the personalities and events of the computer revolution. The program traced the history of development of computer to the modern personal computer, to future developments on the horizon. There was a focus on history of c... more

Full-length interview with Steve Wozniak. Portions of this interview were featured in episodes from the WGBH/BBC Series, The Machine That Changed The World. The Machine That Changed The World was a five part series chronicling the personalities and events of the computer revolution. The program traced the history of development of computer to the modern personal computer, to future developments on the horizon. There was a focus on history of computers from 19th century to PC, present day applications, and future developments. In this interview, Steve Wozniak talks about what excited him to be creating early personal home computers. Wozniak describes how computers were changing in the 1970's, "no longer people's master but a servant to the user." He also talks about meeting Steve Jobs in 1970, the early days of the Homebrew Computer Club and developing the first Apple home computers. "Once we had our own computer we had computing free forever, just the cost of electricity." Wozniak also goes into detail about PC '76 in Atlantic City and how pivotal it was in the early days of Apple. Select metadata for this record was submitted by John Campopiano.   less