Steve Wozniak’s Favorite Gadget? The Google Phone according to Gizmodo.
Now that’s advertising (for Google), for all you that don’t know who Steve Wozniak is, he is the cofounder of apple, and honestly the technical brains behind the company during it’s inception. Unlike Jobs, Wozniak wasn’t into the business side of the company, he just wanted to build cool hardware.
Steve Wozniak came up with the computer that eventually made him famous. However, he was mostly working to impress other members of the Palo Alto-based Homebrew Computer Club, a local group of electronics hobbyists. It’s wasn’t really starting a company as per say and making a profit, it was more along the lines of “I wonder if I could get this to work”.
Basically Wozniak is a hero to all technical minded individuals.
In 1980, Apple went public and made Jobs and Wozniak multimillionaires. However, Jobs had refused to allow some employees of Apple to receive stock options, so Wozniak decided to share some of his founder stock with the rest of the team by either giving them away for free or at a heavily discounted price. This was dubbed “The Woz Plan”.
As we said before, Wozniak and Jobs are completely differing people. Wozniak is a true geek at heart… saw all this money coming in and was baffled why Jobs wouldn’t share it with the employees… so he gave his own money to them.
The man is amazing… and currently chatting it up on his Google Phone.