Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak received the Isaac Asimov Science Award. Together with Steve Jobs, in 1976, he transformed the world by making the computer something ordinary people could use.

He posited that happiness is the goal of life. His formula for happiness is F-cubed – food, fun, and friends. And maybe there is a fourth F.

Wozniak’s portrait of religion: “I will be with my group. All other groups are wrong.” But, he said, his own thoughts are good for him, maybe yours are good for you, and there’s no need for argument.

He had a lot more to say. Too much, actually. I hate to end on a down note, but alas Steve seemed in love with the sound of his voice, and his speech was rambling and themeless. After almost forty minutes, the woman scientist sitting next to me and rolling her eyes leaned over and whispered, “If I ever win an award, I’ll remember this for what not to do.” Having a long drive home, we ducked out shortly thereafter.

 

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