Under the Radar for a Generation
Wozniak will be trading in a life that's been basically under the radar for more
than a generation for one that will get much more media attention.
"I have a pretty quiet life, and I like to watch technology
evolve," Wozniak told Ashlee Vance of The New York Times. "In this
case, I like the people and the product, and said I would like some greater
Wozniak told eWEEK at a recent Computer
event that he's been enjoying his relative anonymity in the San
Jose, Calif., suburb of Los
Gatos since his high-profile days getting Apple up and
running 30 years ago.
"It's really been nice to own my own schedule for all these
years," he said. "When people recognize me, I always try to give them
a few minutes of time and answer their questions or whatever. I enjoy talking
to people about computers and their lives and stuff."
Wozniak said he had been "quietly" teaching fifth-graders science
at a local school in Los Gatos for
"I enjoy working with children-they're so eager to learn, and when they
are really interested in something, they learn very quickly," he said.
The city of San Jose
immortalized Wozniak 10 years ago by designating a downtown street parallel to
State Route 87 "Woz Way."
Appropriately, Woz Way is
the street where the Children's Museum of
Science and Technology
Wozniak has been keeping up-to-date on techno-advances.
"Solid-state is where everything is going eventually," he said.
"There's been huge advances in SSDs in just the last few years, and that
looks like the future to me, for sure."