Steve Jobs iGenius: Two Friends, Big Dreams. Part 2
Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak: First Steps
Two fantastic minds, one interest. Two important men, one innovation. Two good friends, one history. We’ll tell you a story about Steve Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak.
Steve’s father had changed many “jobs” that’s why Steve Job’s family moved many times. Being a young man, Steven put his interests to work in lots of ways, including working for Hewlett-Packard. It was there he met and befriended with Wozniak.
He mastered a lot from his neighbor. When he created a microphone, Steve was so fascinated he cornered his neighbor and asked him many questions until he understood. Jobs’ neighbor was so intrigued with such a youthful mind being interested in technology, he taught Steven all he believed and knew.
“Woz” or Stephen Wozniak, was several years older than Steve.
Stephen Gary Wozniak was born in1959, inSan Jose,California. He left theUniversityofCaliforniaatBerkeleyprior to completing his degree, to work for Hewlett-Packard.
He liked to make crazy electronic devices. He demonstrated to Steve most of his gadgets.
Two Friends. Big Dreams
Woz and Jobs were very interested in a local corporation known as the Homebrew Computer Club where they talked about and tested out software and hardware, such as video games. It became clear to them that the individual computing age was ready to heat up significantly.
Steve Jobs became bent on beginning an organization of his own to create computers for people, and he asked Wozniak to join him.
They made their first products in Jobs’ family garage in 1976.
When Steve and Woz were a bit older, and more expert in electronics, they would enjoy practical jokes. Here is their most popular one.
There was something known as a “blue box.” Criminals used to get cost-free calls by breaking into the telephone company’s system. After long difficult hours, Woz and Steve had created their personal blue box that they sold to many people.
So that was a time of computer revolution. Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak created a computer known as the ready-made personal computer. They called their first invention the Apple I.
To know more, read the next article from this series.
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