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Steve Woz
« on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:01:16 »

Met the Steve Woz tonight at a fund raiser dinner and gave him 3 of my business cards (Digital, Metal, and Plastic)  I only got to talk to him for a minute or two but it is abundantly clear what a nice, down to earth good guy he is.  He told me how cool he thought the digital card was, signed my Poker II keyboard, and we shook hands.




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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:02:37 »
YOU MET WOZ!?! I hate you.
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:03:47 »
He is indeed super pretty nice. It never occurred to me to ask him to sign a keyboard. Noted for the future.

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:03:54 »
Wow, an actual history icon in your presence. Coolnes, now your board worth an small fortune.

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:09:43 »
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:16:37 »
Cool man! :thumb:

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:19:49 »
wow dude, way cool  :cool: :cool:

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 29 May 2014, 23:25:30 »
Whoa! Awesome

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 00:04:02 »
Excellent - grats!

I bet he loved the digital business card - it's the kind of hardware tinkering he is famous for,
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 00:58:29 »
So you brought your keyboard with you to be autographed? Or you happened to have it and said wth? Just curious.

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 06:25:37 »
So you brought your keyboard with you to be autographed? Or you happened to have it and said wth? Just curious.

You mean you go places without your keyboard?


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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 06:28:24 »
I hope he ends up coming to geekhack....OR.....maybe he's already lurking :o

Did you invite him to keycon?  :thumb:
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 06:29:29 »
I hate you!
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 07:07:20 »
Very nice sir!

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 08:28:20 »
Did you invite him to keycon?  :thumb:

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 08:30:00 »
We're going to learn how to solder the TechKeys business card with Steve Wozniak? But...I wanted delicious pasta :(
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 09:25:10 »
So you brought your keyboard with you to be autographed? Or you happened to have it and said wth? Just curious.

You mean you go places without your keyboard?


Great meeting the Woz, cool guy, true legend.

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 09:25:15 »
That is so cool!! I really like Woz, i always thought it was neat how he would wait in line with people before the launch of Iphone's and Ipad's.
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 09:28:37 »
I didn't know who that guy is until now, but that's pretty cool. There aren't that many famous people who it would be appropriate to have him sign a keyboard, but the co-founder of Apple is one of them. :cool:

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 09:56:34 »
So you brought your keyboard with you to be autographed? Or you happened to have it and said wth? Just curious.

I saw him speak at an event, so I brought it with the hope that I would meet him.

I did tweet him this:  https://twitter.com/TechKeysUS/statuses/472221957803352066 hoping maybe he would grace us with his presence!

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:49:23 »
You should have brought a m0110 or something like that :)

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:50:19 »
Whatttttt. I'm mad jelly. :( did he leak any apple secrets to you? Lol
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:57:28 »
clear coat that, now!

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 11:02:30 »
clear coat that, now!
Exactly. My first thought was "well, he can't use that keyboard anymore" XD

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 11:13:19 »
I didn't know who that guy is until now, but that's pretty cool. There aren't that many famous people who it would be appropriate to have him sign a keyboard, but the co-founder of Apple is one of them. :cool:
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 11:20:49 »
You guys should read this book. It's a fun read.

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 19:36:59 »
I didn't know who that guy is until now, but that's pretty cool. There aren't that many famous people who it would be appropriate to have him sign a keyboard, but the co-founder of Apple is one of them. :cool:
Really?
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I'm not into apple products, sorry.  :))

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 19:44:30 »
Really cool, man. Congratulations.

I didn't know who that guy is until now, but that's pretty cool. There aren't that many famous people who it would be appropriate to have him sign a keyboard, but the co-founder of Apple is one of them. :cool:
Really?
How old are you Sir?

I'm not into apple products, sorry.  :))

He invented the first successful and practical PC. Pretty much completely by himself. The other Steve was the business side, Woz was the inventor.
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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 20:02:18 »
Really cool, man. Congratulations.

I didn't know who that guy is until now, but that's pretty cool. There aren't that many famous people who it would be appropriate to have him sign a keyboard, but the co-founder of Apple is one of them. :cool:
Really?
How old are you Sir?

I'm not into apple products, sorry.  :))

He invented the first successful and practical PC. Pretty much completely by himself. The other Steve was the business side, Woz was the inventor.

That's quite interesting. Tesla was a real genius, yet history only remembers Edison.

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 20:13:33 »
Really cool, man. Congratulations.

I didn't know who that guy is until now, but that's pretty cool. There aren't that many famous people who it would be appropriate to have him sign a keyboard, but the co-founder of Apple is one of them. :cool:
Really?
How old are you Sir?

I'm not into apple products, sorry.  :))

He invented the first successful and practical PC. Pretty much completely by himself. The other Steve was the business side, Woz was the inventor.

That's quite interesting. Tesla was a real genius, yet history only remembers Edison.

...excellent example...
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Steve Woz
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 20:56:29 »
My Woz story:

During college I was in an airport heading somewhere for a competition with a friend. I spotted someone familiar out of the corner of my eye, and turned to see Woz about to get on an elevator to go up to one of those Delta members lounges or whatever.

He was maybe 100ft away, so I yelled out, "Hey, Steve!" He turned around, and I said, "Wish me luck!" and gave him a thumbs up. He returned the thumbs up, yelled "Good luck," and got in his elevator.

I won the competition.

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« Reply #31 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 21:52:12 »
My Woz story:

During college I was in an airport heading somewhere for a competition with a friend. I spotted someone familiar out of the corner of my eye, and turned to see Woz about to get on an elevator to go up to one of those Delta members lounges or whatever.

He was maybe 100ft away, so I yelled out, "Hey, Steve!" He turned around, and I said, "Wish me luck!" and gave him a thumbs up. He returned the thumbs up, yelled "Good luck," and got in his elevator.

I won the competition.

lol cool story. Do we get to know what you were competing in?

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 31 May 2014, 04:25:58 »

My Woz story:

During college I was in an airport heading somewhere for a competition with a friend. I spotted someone familiar out of the corner of my eye, and turned to see Woz about to get on an elevator to go up to one of those Delta members lounges or whatever.

He was maybe 100ft away, so I yelled out, "Hey, Steve!" He turned around, and I said, "Wish me luck!" and gave him a thumbs up. He returned the thumbs up, yelled "Good luck," and got in his elevator.

I won the competition.

lol cool story. Do we get to know what you were competing in?

Sure. It was basically a business plan competition.

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 31 May 2014, 13:52:33 »

My Woz story:

During college I was in an airport heading somewhere for a competition with a friend. I spotted someone familiar out of the corner of my eye, and turned to see Woz about to get on an elevator to go up to one of those Delta members lounges or whatever.

He was maybe 100ft away, so I yelled out, "Hey, Steve!" He turned around, and I said, "Wish me luck!" and gave him a thumbs up. He returned the thumbs up, yelled "Good luck," and got in his elevator.

I won the competition.

lol cool story. Do we get to know what you were competing in?

Sure. It was basically a business plan competition.

Oh sweet.

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Re: Steve Woz
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 31 May 2014, 19:53:54 »
He invented the first successful and practical PC. Pretty much completely by himself. The other Steve was the business side, Woz was the inventor.
He also engineered the ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) interface used for Apple keyboards and mice until they switched to USB in the first iMac in '98.
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