Steve Wozniak quotes

Who the hell is Steve Wozniak?

Steve Wozniak, who prefers to be called The Woz, Wozzie or The Wozzinator is the nerdy co-founder of Apple who spent most of his childhood studying and making computers. His charismatic and slick pal Steve Jobs encouraged him to sell these computers so they founded a little company called Apple in the late seventies.

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“All of a sudden, we've lost a lot of control. We can't turn off our internet; we can't turn off our smartphones; we can't turn off our computers. You used to ask a smart person a question. Now, who do you ask? It starts with g-o, and it's not God.”

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“All through time in Apple products, even from our very first ones, that's how Steve Jobs looked at the world, that you don't really want a piece of technology, a certain type of chip. What you want is a solution to a problem in life, some cause, some issue that you want in your life that'll help you. And it's how do you make that almost one step - say it and it happens.”

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“Artists work best alone. Work alone.”

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“Don't worry that you can't seem to come up with sure billion dollar winners at first. Just do projects for yourself for fun. You'll get better and better.”

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“I am also atheist or agnostic (I don't even know the difference). I've never been to church and prefer to think for myself.”

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“I don't believe anything really revolutionary has ever been invented by committee... I'm going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone... Not on a committee. Not on a team.”

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“I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen.”

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“I learned not to worry so much about the outcome, but to concentrate on the step I was on and to try to do it as perfectly as I could when I was doing it.”

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“If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it's within your reach. And it'll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. It'll be worth it, I promise.”

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“If you try to make such projects, unseen by others, as perfect as any human could, you'll develop skills that other professionals don't have.”

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“Most inventors and engineers I've met are like me. They're shy and they live in their heads. The very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone...”

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“My dream was actually just to have a computer some day. If I'd imagined that it meant starting a company to sell them, I probably would have avoided the whole thing.”

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“My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.”

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“Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.”

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“Somebody who's designing something for himself has at least got a market of one that he's very close to.”

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“Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science!”

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“Thanks to all those science projects, I acquired a central ability that was to help me through my entire career: patience.”

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“The easier it is to do something, the harder it is to change the way you do it.”

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“The first Apple was just a culmination of my whole life.”

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“To give of yourself is much more important than giving a gift you can buy.”

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“When we started Apple, Steve Jobs and I talked about how we wanted to make blind people as equal and capable as sighted people, and you'd have to say we succeeded when you look at all the people walking down the sidewalk looking down at something in their hands and totally oblivious to everything around them!”

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“When you don't have the hardware resources, you have to take advantage of what you have inside the chip.”

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“When you stop and think about it, a smartphone is basically a whistle you can carry.”

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“Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.”

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“With the cloud, you don't own anything. You already signed it away. I want to feel that I own things.”

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“You need the kind of objectivity that makes you forget everything you've heard, clear the table, and do a factual study like a scientist would.”

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